Bundesliga

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We need to work on creating chances

Both head coaches spoke to the media after the goalless draw with 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Friday evening (5/3). Suat Serdar and Frederik Rönnow also gave their thoughts on the stalemate.

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Schalke play out a goalless draw with Mainz

The Royal Blues drew 0-0 with 1. FSV Mainz 05 in Dimitrios Grammozis’ first game in charge. Shkodran Mustafi had S04’s best chance in the first half, while the Zerofivers had the better opportunities across the 90 minutes.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: Being compact and setting up as a team

Just 72 hours after signing on the dotted line as FC Schalke 04’s new head coach, Dimitrios Grammozis approaches his first Bundesliga fixture. The 42-year-old Greek will be in the VELTINS-Arena dugout for our match against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Friday (05/03, 20:30 CET).

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Michael Langer: We have to defend better as a team

Following the final whistle at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday afternoon (27/2), Christian Gross and VfB coach Pellegrino Matarazzo gave their thoughts on the game along with S04 goalkeeper Michael Langer.

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S04 lose 5-1 in Stuttgart

FC Schalke 04 suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday afternoon away at VfB Stuttgart. A brace from Waturu Endo (10’, 26’) and goals from Sasa Kalajdzic (34’), Philipp Klement (88’), and Daniel Didavi (90+2’) sealed a 5-1 victory for Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side. Sead Kolasinc had pulled one back for S04 shortly before half time (40’), while Nabil Bentaleb missed a penalty in the second half.

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Christian Gross looks for more unity ahead of Stuttgart reunion

Christian Gross returns to his old stomping ground on Saturday (27.02, 15:30 CET) when FC Schalke 04 take on VfB Stuttgart. The Royal Blues head coach, who managed VfB between December 2009 and October 2010, believes it’s important his team are more compact and communicate more on the field than in recent weeks.

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Christian Gross: We made too many defensive mistakes

Both head coaches spoke to the media after Saturday’s Revierderby (20/2), as well as Omar Mascarell and Michael Langer.

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Schalke lose the Revierderby

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 4-0 at home by BVB on Saturday (20/2). Erling Haaland scored a brace, while Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro also netted for the visitors.

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Christian Gross: Be more dangerous without losing our balance

For the 158th time in all competitions, FC Schalke 04 will take Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (20/2, 18:30 CET). This will be the first Revierderby for head coach Christian Gross, although the 66-year-old has experienced a number of derbies during his lengthy managerial career. “I’ve mostly won them,” said Gross with a smile on his face, and he would gladly add a Revierderby victory to his CV this weekend.

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Ralf Fährmann: I’ve sent a few derby videos to the team’s group chat

Goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann has played in 11 Revierderbies in his Schalke career. The 32-year-old has experienced several memorable matches, including his Bundesliga debut on matchday four in 2008/09. “When I look back at pictures from that game now, I start to wonder where all that time has gone,” said Fährmann.

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Malick Thiaw: Clean sheet is a mental boost

Strong in duels and in the air, Malick Thiaw drew praise from his coach in Saturday’s (13/02) draw against Union Berlin. “Malick did an excellent job. He was calm and collected. He has great potential,” said Christian Gross.

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Nabil Bentaleb: Extra work for the team's success

85 days after his last appearance in Royal Blue, Nabil Bentaleb returned to the S04 starting XI on Saturday (13/02) against Union Berlin. The Algerian put in a decent performance in the goalless draw at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Christian Gross praised the midfielder's performance in the capital.

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Christian Gross: We need to be better in the final third

Neither of the Swiss head coaches were able to celebrate a win on Saturday night (13/2). Both Christian Gross and Urs Fischer spoke to the media after the game in Berlin. Ralf Fährmann and Suat Serdar also had their say on the goalless draw.

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S04 pick up a point away to 1. FC Union Berlin

1. FC Union Berlin and FC Schalke 04 played out a goalless draw at the Stadion An Der Alten Försterei on Saturday evening (13/2).

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Matthew Hoppe named Bundesliga’s ‘Rookie of the Month’ for January

It’s been some start to the year for Matthew Hoppe. The American scored his first goals in the Bundesliga, signed his first professional contract and has now been voted as the Bundesliga’s ‘Rookie of the Month’ for January. The 19-year-old beat off competition from SC Freiburg’s Ermedin Demirovic and Arminia Bielefeld’s Ritsu Doan to win the vote.

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Christian Gross: We’ll have to be performing at our maximum level

In a clash of Swiss coaches, Christian Gross will be aiming to take all three points off his compatriot Urs Fischer as Schalke travel to the capital to take on 1. FC Union Berlin on Saturday (18:30 CET). Gross made it clear at Friday’s pre-match press conference that he is expecting a hard-fought match at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.

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Matchdays 24-28 scheduled

The DFL scheduled matchdays 24 to 28 on Thursday (11/2). FC Schalke 04 will play once on a Friday, three times on a Saturday and one match on a Sunday during this timeframe.

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William: I felt right at home immediately

Right-back William has been at FC Schalke 04 for just over two weeks and has settled in quickly in Gelsenkirchen. “The lads helped me integrate right away and welcomed me with open arms,” said the Brazilian on loan from VfL Wolfsburg.

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Matthew Hoppe up for Rookie of the Month

Matthew Hoppe was in incredible form in January. The 19-year-old American scored a hat-trick against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, becoming the youngest player to do so for the Royal Blues in the Bundesliga. He then followed up the feat with goals in Frankfurt and against Köln.

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Ralf Fährmann: We defended set pieces badly

Both head coaches spoke to the media after Schalke’s 3-0 defeat to RB Leipzig on Saturday (6/2). Ralf Fährmann and Shkodran Mustafi also gave their thoughts on the game.