Suat Serder: Need to be more clinical in front of goal
After a scoreless draw against FC Augsburg on Sunday 5th May, Schalke are unhappy to have let key goal-scoring opportunities pass them by. With two games remaining, Schalke are aiming to pick up six points. schalke04.de has all the post-match reactions from the head coaches and players.
From my view, we were tactically strong today. Our build-up was good, but only up until the 18-yard box. We had plenty of chances, but lacked a bit of luck. We are happy to be staying up, which was the task I was given. We’re not pleased with the result, because we would have liked to have scored some goals for our fans.
We fought hard for the point. Schalke clearly had more chances during the second half. We defended well at key moments, and our keeper made some crucial saves as well. We’re happy with the result, less so with the match as a whole. Overall, we’re very pleased with the weekend. Staying up is always a big deal for Augsburg, so we’re very happy to have accomplished that. It was very difficult for the players to prepare mentally for this match. Schalke were the better team today, and the draw is the highlight of the match for us.
We really wanted to win today. What matters now is to end the season strongly by taking the six points that remain up for grabs. We need to be better in front of the goal. We had several good chances. It would have been an easier match for us if we had taken a 1-0 or 2-0 lead. We know that this has not been a good season for us, so we really wanted to win the last three games. We will have to analyse this result quickly. We played well at some points, but also were too slow to create chances at times. It’s a positive that we had so many chances, but we have to convert them.
It would have been brilliant of course to celebrate a home win with the fans. We had our chances today and could have won the game. We all know that this season hasn’t been a good one for us and we’re in a much lower position in the table than we should be. We therefore really want to win our final two games and climb further up.
We created a lot of chances, but we’ve got to be more clinical. We’ll take the point, but we’re not pleased with it, because we really wanted to win the game.