Bastian Oczipka: Clear goal but tough opponent

The 3-1 defeat is still on the mind of Bastian Oczipka. Nevertheless, he wants to move forward. “We have to learn from the game,” said the 30-year-old in an interview with Schalke TV. “We only have ourselves to blame for the defeat. Their goals came from our mistakes.” These errors will have to be avoided on Saturday (16/02/19) when Schalke 04 take on SC Freiburg.

“We have to be alert during the crucial moments of the game. Even in a game of 90 minutes, it is normal that there is only one moment that determines the result of the game,” explained Oczipka. By that, he means: score goals at the right time, be clever in duels and be alert in defence. Above all, don’t give the ball away easily.

Oczipka knows that SC Freiburg can be a difficult opponent. “I’ve played a few games against Freiburg throughout my career. None of them were easy,” he recalls. However, the left-back emphasized that the clear goal is to get three points. “We have Freiburg next, then Mainz and Düsseldorf. We really want to win these games,” said Oczipka.

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Bastian Oczipka

PositionDefender
Date of birth12.01.1989
Height1.85 m
Weight85 kg
Joined Schalke15.07.2017

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