Bryan Lasme: I want to experience the feeling myself

Bryan Lasme made his competitive debut for FC Schalke 04 on the opening matchday away to Hamburger SV. He is now hoping to feature for the first time in a league fixture at the VELTINS-Arena as the Royal Blues host 1. FC Kaiserslautern on Saturday (5/8). Ahead of this matchday 2 encounter, the attacker spoke to about the upcoming game, the atmosphere at the ground and his first few weeks with the club.


Timo Baumgartl: I feel a sense of trust here

Timo Baumgartl was not in the squad for the first game of the season in Hamburg, but the 27-year-old will be an option at centre-back for the first home game on Saturday (5/8, 20:30 CEST) against 1. FC Kaiserslautern. The defender spoke after Tuesday’s training session (1/8) about his start at S04, his aims with the Royal Blues and how sporting director André Hechelmann convinced him of a move.


Kenan Karaman: I’m going to give my best!

Kenan Karaman has two aims for the 2023/24 season, which kicks off on Friday with a trip to Hamburg (28/7). The forward wants to secure promotion back to the Bundesliga with the Royal Blues and then take part in EURO 2024 with Turkey. He spoke to just before the start of the season, discussing the opening match against HSV, his goal in the Revierderby, his relationship with the fans and special games in the second division.

Tauer interview

Niklas Tauer: The past few weeks have helped me a lot

Niklas Tauer had a slice of bad luck in the winter. Shortly after his arrival from Mainz 05, the midfielder was sidelined with a injury. Tauer is now back to fitness and is very much looking forward to the new campaign. We spoke to the 22-year-old to discuss his first six months at Schalke, his excitement for making his debut at the VELTINS-Arena and his football-mad family.

Thomas Reis

Thomas Reis on the starting XI, goalkeepers and the final friendly against FC Twente

In just over a week’s time, Schalke 04 will get their new season underway in Hamburg. The Royal Blues have one more opportunity to get some game time in the form of friendly against FC Twente on Saturday, 22nd July, 13:30 CEST. Ahead of the visit of the Dutch side to the VELTINS-Arena, we caught up with Thomas Reis to discuss his plans for the starting XI, the situation between the sticks and the final preparations.


Thomas Ouwejan: More ticket requests than usual

FC Schalke 04’s final game before the start of the new season is on Saturday (22/7) against FC Twente at 13:30 CEST. One player in particular that is looking forward to the friendly is Thomas Ouwejan, who has already faced the club from Enschede several times in his career. The left-back spoke to about ticket requests from his friends and family, memories of facing the Tukkers and the differences between Dutch and German football.


Lino Tempelmann: It’s a good mix

Lino Tempelmann joined the Royal Blues only a few short days ago, and was already able to take part in training camp in Mittersill with his new teammates. In an interview with, the midfielder spoke about his move, his position and the opening game of the Bundesliga 2 season at Hamburger SV.


Maya Yoshida: You can achieve a lot with good team spirit

FC Schalke 04 are back in Bundesliga action this Saturday (21/1) away to Eintracht Frankfurt, 70 days after their last league match. Maya Yoshida feels that the team is well prepared for the rest of the season. In an interview with, he spoke about the game against the Eagles, the support from the fans and parallels between the Royal Blues and the Japan national team.


Rouven Schröder: We’re very happy with every single transfer

Following yet another busy transfer window, Rovuen Schröder spoke to the media at the pre-match press conference before Saturday’s away game at VfB Stuttgart (3/9, 15:30 CEST) about his squad, new signing Kenan Karaman and Amine Harit’s loan deal.


Tobias Mohr: The atmosphere in both the first two games was incredible

Midfielder Tobias Mohr has played 111 times in Germany’s second division, but the matches against Köln and Gladbach were his first two in the top flight. He spoke to us about his first Bundesliga matches, his targets with S04 and Saturday’s trip to play VfL Wolfsburg.


Jordan Larsson: I want to write my own story

Swedish forward Jordan Larsson has been a Royal Blue for a few days now. Following training on Wednesday (10/8), the new signing spoke to the press about his transfer to Schalke, his first impressions, his fitness levels and his famous father Henrik.


Rouven Schröder: We’re well prepared, and also creative

Rouven Schröder gave an interview ahead of Schalke 04’s DFB-Pokal first round tie against Bremer SV, their first competitive game of the 2022/23 campaign. Our sporting director looked ahead to the game with much excitement, and also discussed Schalke’s pre-season, the current squad and possible transfer activities.