2. Bundesliga

211126_aydin

Mehmet Can Aydin: Thankful for the chance to impress

The disappointing and controversial ending in Bremen has been left in the past by the Royal Blues and Mehmet Can Aydin. “We should use that as motivation for the next game against Sandhausen to try and get the three points,” said the right-back before the clash with them on Saturday (27/11) at 13:30 CET in the VELTINS-Arena.

211125_grammozis_pk

Dimitrios Grammozis: The lads need the will to get into dangerous areas

The disappointment of the closing stages at the Weserstadion is now behind us, even if the late equaliser does still hurt. The Royal Blues are now solely looking forward, focused on their upcoming task on Saturday against SV Sandhausen (13:30 CET). Schalke head coach Dimitrios Grammozis will be looking for a win from his team in the game.

211123_terodde

Simon Terodde: I only knew I had made history a few days after

Last Saturday (Nov. 20th), at exactly 22:12 CET, Simon Terodde wrote his name into the history books as the most prolific goalscorer in the history of German football’s second tier. His diving header flew in off the crossbar in the 82nd minute at the Weserstadion, the 154th time he found the net in the 2. Bundesliga, breaking the record that he had been tied with Dieter Schatzschneider for since the home game against FC Ingolstadt 04.

211120_grammozis

Dimitrios Grammozis: I’m lost for words

Both Simon Terodde’s record-breaking goal and Werder’s controversial penalty in injury time were talking points after Schalke’s 1-1 draw in Bremen on Saturday night (20/11). schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions.

211120_svws04_7

Late penalty robs Schalke of the win in Bremen

FC Schalke 04 were held to a 1-1 draw away to SV Werder Bremen on Saturday night (20/11). Simon Terodde put the Royal Blues ahead in the 82nd minute, however Niclas Füllkrug scored from the spot in the ninth minute of injury time after referee Tobias Stieler awarded a penalty with assistance from VAR.

211119_drexler

Dominick Drexler on improving team chemistry, dealing with expectations and fighting for places

Dominick Drexler and his teammates have just completed two intensive weeks of training, and the midfielder thinks that they have done him the world of good. “I’m feeling really good, and I don’t have any pains anywhere,” said Drexler, who missed two weeks of actions after suffering a flesh wound during the 1-0 win over Hannover before returning to the starting XI and playing the full 90 minutes against SV Darmstadt 98 last time out.

211118_grammozis

Dimitrios Grammozis: We’re coming up against a strong team – but we’re strong too

In a clash between two Bundesliga sides from last season, FC Schalke 04 will travel to face SV Werder Bremen at 20:30 CET on Saturday night (20/11). “We’re coming up against a strong team – but we’re strong too,” said head coach Dimitrios Grammozis, who added that alongside the quality of both teams, it will also come down to the performances on the day.

211107_pieringer

Marvin Pieringer: I cannot really celebrate my first goal

It was a disappointing encounter for Dimitrios Grammozis against his former employers SV Darmstadt 98 on Sunday 7th November, as Lilies coach Torsten Lieberknecht came away with three points from the VELTINS-Arena. The head coaches, S04 captain Danny Latza and Marvin Pieringer, who scored his first goal for the Royal Blues during the game, spoke to the press after the match, and schalke04.de has summarised their match reaction.

darmstadt_04

S04 lose 4-2 at home to Darmstadt

FC Schalke suffered a 4-2 defeat at home to SV Darmstadt on Sunday 7th November, which sees the Lilies overtake the Royal Blues in the Bundesliga 2 table, as S04 drop to fifth on 22 points.

211106_latza

Danny Latza: We want to inspire the fans

More than 50,000 fans at the VELTINS-Arena, going up against his former club and the recent birth of his second child – Danny Latza has several reasons to be pumped up for Sunday’s (7/11) home game against SV Darmstadt 98, who Latza played for between 2011 and 2013. “We want to lift the fans and inspire them. The opposition needs to feel straight away that there’s nothing to take away at Schalke.”

211105_grammozis

Dimitrios Grammozis spoilt for choice

A meeting with his former club: Dimitrios Grammozis’ side will take on SV Darmstadt 98 on Sunday at 13:30 CET at the VELTINS-Arena. The Schalke head coach was in charge at this week’s opponents from February 2019 until June 2020. The Greek-German was clear on the team’s aim: “We want all three points!”

210902_vivenu_HD

DFL announce schedule for matchdays 16-21 – two Saturday night games in Hamburg

The DFL announced the dates and times for matchdays 16 to 21 on Thursday (4/11). During this period, the Royal Blues will play once on a Friday, four times on a Saturday (including three games at 20:30 CET), and once on a Sunday.

211029_fchs04_14

Danny Latza: We were missing that final pass

After Schalke’s 1-0 defeat at 1. FC Heidenheim on Friday (29/10), Danny Latza, Martin Fraisl and both head coaches spoke to the media.

211029_fchs04_6

Late goal condemns Schalke to a 1-0 defeat in Heidenheim

After four straight wins without conceding, FC Schalke 04 were beaten 1-0 at 1. FC Heidenheim on Friday night (29/10). Oliver Hüsing scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute for the home side.

210812_grammozis

Dimitrios Grammozis talks Heidenheim and his side’s match preparations

After four consecutive wins and clean sheets in Bundesliga 2, FC Schalke 04 suffered defeat to TSV 1860 München in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. Work following this loss has had to be done quickly, because the Royal Blues’ next game against FC Heidenheim, Schalke’s third match in six days, is right around the corner (Friday, 29th October, 18:30 CEST).

Danny Latza

Danny Latza on making his comeback at the perfect moment

The Royal Blues had plenty to celebrate on Saturday evening (23/10), scoring three goals and picking up three points in front of a sold-out crowd at the VELTINS-Arena. Another highlight of the match against Dynamo Dresden came in the 65th minute as Danny Latza made his comeback from injury. The midfielder had been sidelined since suffering a knee injury in the opening match of the season against Hamburger SV.

211023_buelter

Marius Bülter: Amazing to celebrate the win in front of the Nordkurve with our fans

S04 defeated Dynamo Dresden 3-0 at home on Saturday evening (23/10). After a fourth straight win, both head coaches gave their views on the game, while goalscorers Thomas Ouwejan and Marius Bülter also spoke to the press.

211023_s04sgd_21

S04 defeat Dresden to record a fourth straight win

FC Schalke 04 won 3-0 at home to SG Dynamo Dresden on Saturday evening (23/10). Thomas Ouwejan opened the scoring and then set up further goals for Marius Bülter and Marcin Kaminski to seal the win.

211022_fraisl

Martin Fraisl: I treat every training session like a final

Goalkeeper Martin Fraisl’s record as a Schalke player couldn’t read any better. In his three games between the sticks, S04 have won 2-0 in Rostock, beaten Ingolstadt 3-0 at home and recorded a 1-0 victory in Hannover. The Austrian has therefore won three games from three and is yet to concede a single goal! He is hoping that this great run can be continued in Saturday’s home game against Dynamo Dresden (23/10).

211022_grammozis

Dimitrios Grammozis: Clean sheets belong to the whole team

After wins over Rostock, Ingolstadt and Hannover, FC Schalke 04 are looking to continue their good recent run on Saturday at home to SG Dynamo Dresden (23/10, 20:30 CEST). Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis may have several players available again after they have returned from injury.