Bundesliga

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Thomas Reis: We’ve gained quality

After picking up their first point of 2023 last time out against 1. FC Köln, FC Schalke 04 are hoping to build on that result away to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (4/2) at 18:30 CET. Head coach Thomas Reis is confident that his side can get something this weekend after the positive display against the Billy Goats. “It’s important that we play with as much aggression and bravery again,” stressed the boss.

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Moritz Jenz after his S04 debut: The fans give you energy and give you strength

There was not much missing from a very good debut from Moritz Jenz, but there was one thing that would have capped it all off. With just less than 2 minutes played of the Bundesliga clash against 1. FC Köln on Sunday (29/01), the centre-back nodded a header towards goal after a cross from Tim Skarke. However, Köln goalkeeper Marvin Schwäbe was just able to save the effort from Schalke’s first winter signing, clawing the ball off the line.

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Thomas Reis: We gave our all and got stuck in

Schalke were held to a 0-0 draw at home to 1. FC Köln on Sunday (29/1). Head coach Thomas Reis, his opposite number Steffen Baumgart, Simon Terodde and Danny Latza spoke to the media after the game.

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Goalless draw at home against Köln

FC Schalke 04 had to settle for a draw at home against 1. FC Köln on Sunday (29/1). The home side had some decent chances over the 90 minutes, but couldn’t find the back of the net against the Billy Goats.

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Thomas Reis: Can give us a bit of a boost

With the match against Leipzig firmly behind them, FC Schalke 04 have set their sights ahead to their next opponents: 1. FC Köln. On Sunday, the Royal Blues will open the second half of the season at home against the Billy Goats (29/1, 15:30 CET). Head coach Thomas Reis was able to welcome a handful of players back to team training this week, giving him more options to choose from this weekend.

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Danny Latza: Frustration, analysis and moving on

4-0 down at half time and 6-1 at full time. Schalke 04 suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig on Tuesday evening (24/01), with an especially disappointing first-half performance. “It was a disastrous first half. We hardly won any duels and weren’t awake at all,” captain Danny Latza summarised the game.

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Thomas Reis: A hugely disappointing performance

Schalke suffered a heavy defeat at home to RB Leipzig on Tuesday evening (24/1). Both head coaches spoke to the media after the game, as well as Mehmet Can Aydin and Alexander Schwolow.

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Heavy defeat at home to Leipzig

FC Schalke 04 lost their first Bundesliga home game of 2023 against RB Leipzig. The away side ran out 6-1 winners on Tuesday night (24/1) after racing into a four-goal lead in the first half. Soichiro Kozuki pulled one back with his first goal in the Bundesliga, but Leipzig added two late goals to seal the win.

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Thomas Reis: We need the same mentality we had against Frankfurt

RB Leipzig will visit the VELTINS-Arena on Tuesday night (24/1) on matchday 17. The first home game of 2023 will kick off at 18:30 CET. Thomas Reis is hoping his side can perform like they did against Eintracht Frankfurt last time out, albeit with a different result. “We won’t climb the table just by receiving praise from our opponents. We have to start picking up points,” explained the head coach.

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Michael Frey: Fight hard until the end

Little more than 30 hours after signing for FC Schalke 04, Michael Frey saw his first minutes of action for the club away in Frankfurt (21/1). Following his Bundesliga debut, the striker spoke about the defeat, the challenges ahead, his goals and his qualities. The 28-year-old also touched on what matters most when fighting the drop.

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Jere Uronen: Hard work pays off

After over 200 competitive games across Finland, Sweden, Belgium and France, Jere Uronen took a new step in his career on Saturday (21/01) when he made his debut in the German Bundesliga. After his debut for the Royal Blues, the left back was pleased about his first appearance for the club but frustrated with the result.

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Thomas Reis: My team gave everything

Thomas Reis and his opposite number Oliver Glasner both agreed that Schalke played well on Saturday (21/1) and deserved far more than they got from the game. Captain Danny Latza and Marius Bülter also praised the team’s performance, but, just like their coach, mentioned the missed chances.