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Frank Kramer: Take on this challenge together

Following last weekend’s frustrating 3-2 defeat to FC Augsburg, FC Schalke 04 are back in action in the Bundesliga this Saturday (8/10, 15:30 CEST) away to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The opponents will be going into matchday 9 with a new head coach.

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Tom Krauß: A win would have meant more to me than my first Bundesliga goal

It was a hard-fought match against FC Augsburg at the VELTINS-Arena on Sunday, with the away side taking three points back to Bavaria. Schalke head coach Frank Kramer and Enrico Maaßen, who is in charge of Augsburg, as well as Schalke’s goalscorers Simon Terodde and Tom Krauß gave their thoughts on the match after full-time.

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S04 suffer 3-2 defeat against Augsburg

FC Schalke 04 lost at home to FC Augsburg on Sunday (2/10), with the away side coming away from the VELTINS-Arena as 3-2 winners at the end of a hard-fought match. Schalke’s goals came courtesy of Simon Terodde and Tom Krauß.

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Frank Kramer: Pre-season game against FCA not part of our preparation this time around

FC Schalke 04 commence the second stage of the first half of the season with a home game against FC Augsburg on Sunday, 2nd October at 17:30 CEST. We want to come out on top,” said head coach Frank Kramer ahead of the game at the VELTINS-Arena as he stressed that his team should have the same amount of points in the bank as their opponents (9) when the final whistle goes on Sunday.

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Tobias Mohr: We’re a tight-knit group

As the international break draws to a close, preparations for Sunday’s clash with Augsburg at the VELTINS-Arena (17:30 CEST) are getting underway. We spoke to Tobias Mohr about the start to the season, the mood in the camp and the upcoming opponents.

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Rouven Schröder: What’s fundamental for me is how the fans reacted

Defensively shut out the opposition for almost 80 minutes and stayed in the game right up until the final whistle – but, in the end, left with no points: the Royal Blues’ fighting performance went unrewarded in Saturday’s Revierderby. After the match, sporting director Rouven Schröder expressed his thoughts on the game.

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Frank Kramer: We weren’t compact enough for their goal

Youssoufa Moukoko’s goal decided the Revierderby for BVB on Saturday (17/9). Both head coaches spoke about the game at the post-match press conference, whilst Alexander Schwolow and Tom Krauß also gave their thoughts.

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1-0 derby defeat for S04

FC Schalke 04 lost the 99th Bundesliga Revierderby 1-0 on Saturday (17/9). Youssoufa Moukoko got the only goal of the game for the hosts in Dortmund.

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Rouven Schröder: We’ve earned the chance to play the derby through our hard work

Saturday’s Revierderby (17/9) will be Rouven Schröder’s first as sporting director of FC Schalke 04. As someone born in the region, the 46-year-old knows exactly how important the derby is. On top of that, the former defender also played once in Dortmund for VfL Bochum.

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Frank Kramer: Take our emotions and convert them to positive energy

After 574 days – or in other words: after a year, six months and 28 days, the biggest derby in German football returns on Saturday (15:30 CEST). For Frank Kramer and nearly his whole squad, this will be the first Bundesliga meeting against the Black-Yellows. “Our team are curious and are approaching the game in high spirits. “We don’t see this game as routine,” said the Royal Blues head coach, “but we’re looking forward to the derby and want to enjoy ourselves.”

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Six goal contributions in five competitive matches for Tobias Mohr

Tobias Mohr played a decisive role in the 3-1 victory on Saturday against Bochum. The winger’s 73rd minute free-kick led to his sides’ second goal of the evening – an own goal from Erhan Masovic – before he found Sebastian Polter in added time, who duly converted the chance with his head. The game saw the new arrival from Heidenheim record his fifth and sixth direct goal involvements of the season so far.

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Sebastian Polter: It’s just one of those things that happens in football

Three points, a goal, and a party with the fans after the final whistle: it’s safe to say that Sebastian Polter was happy with Schalke’s 3-1 win over VfL Bochum on Saturday evening. The fact the Royal Blues’ number 40 scored his first goal in his new shirt against the side he moved to Gelsenkirchen from is, he said, “just one of those things that happens more often than usual in football. I’m delighted to have scored, but the much more important thing is the win.”

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Tom Krauß: We played really well as a team

Everyone at FC Schalke 04 was full of joy following Saturday’s 3-1 home win over neighbours VfL Bochum. Head coaches Frank Kramer and Thomas Reis reflected on the intense 90 minutes at the post-match press conference, whilst Simon Terodde and Tom Krauß also gave their thoughts.

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Schalke defeat Bochum 3-1 at home

FC Schalke 04 won 3-1 at home to neighbours VfL Bochum on Saturday night (10/9). Frank Kramer’s side therefore picked up their first victory in the league since returning to the Bundesliga this summer.

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Timings confirmed for matchdays 10 to 16

The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) confirmed the timings for matchdays 10 to 16 on Friday (9/9). Only one of these seven games will take place on a Saturday afternoon.

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Frank Kramer: We believe we can win the game with our fans behind us

More than 12 years since the last competitive meeting between the two sides, FC Schalke 04 and VfL Bochum will meet in the Bundesliga this Saturday (10/9, 18:30 CEST). Both teams will be desperate to pick up their first win of the new league season.

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Sepp van den Berg: I have felt at home from the first day

Zwolle, Liverpool, Preston, back to Liverpool and now Gelsenkirchen. Sepp has now been a Royal Blue for over a week. In the game against VfB Stuttgart the loan signing from Liverpool made his debut in the centre of defence. The Dutchman looks back on the 1-1 draw against Stuttgart with mixed emotions.

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Rouven Schröder: We now have a team that is growing together

Schalke had to settle for a draw despite having an extra man for the last 25 minutes in Stuttgart. The Knappen would have obviously preferred to have taken all three points, but nevertheless, there were more positives than negatives performance-wise in the eyes of Rouven Schröder – especially when considering the 6-1 loss to Union last week.

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Frank Kramer: A disciplined and committed performance

FC Schalke 04 drew 1-1 away to VfB Stuttgart on Saturday afternoon (3/9). The Royal Blues were happy to take a point, though they will be frustrated not to have won the game after late chances. schalke04.de has summarised the most important quotes from both coaches and Dominick Drexler.

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Terodde on the scoresheet in 1-1 draw at Stuttgart

FC Schalke 04 collected a point away to VfB Stuttgart on Saturday (3/9). Simon Terodde cancelled out Chris Führich’s opener for the hosts. Schalke had a few decent chances late on to win it, with Stuttgart playing the last 20 minutes or so with ten men.