Interview

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Suat Serdar: We have a young squad with a lot of potential

With seven goals, Suat Serdar is Schalke’s top goalscorer this season – and yet, he still has to endure some occasional teasing from Amine Harit. In an interview with schalke04.de, the 22-year-old speaks about his lethal finishing, the development of Schalke’s young squad and why the team can take something from the match against Bayern.

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Weston McKennie: I drive to the training ground in a good mood every day

From left-back to right-wing, Weston McKennie has played all over the pitch for Schalke. At the moment, though, the 21-year-old is only able to take on the role of spectator. “I miss being out on the pitch,” says the all-rounder, who suffered a shoulder injury just over a month ago playing against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Jean-Clair Todibo: My shirt number is a present for my mother

Jean-Clair Todibo is Schalke’s new #21. The French U20 national team player sat down to discuss his first impressions, his reasons for joining the club, his goals and why his shirt number is so important to him.

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Markus Schubert: I won’t drive myself crazy

He is one of the players who will be in the thick of things in the upcoming games, but all Markus Schubert wants to do is play well and help the team out. The Germany U21 international spoke to schalke04.de about his first few Bundesliga games, the upcoming challenges, his colleague Alexander Nübel and a surprising visit in Fuento Alamo.

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Michael Gregoritsch: It feels as if I’ve been here for three years

Michael Gregoritsch is the new boy on the block for the Rückrunde. The Austrian spoke with us about his first few days with his new team, familiar faces, his aims, and the friendly against his former club.

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Daniel Caligiuri: Everyone has a smile on their face

Daniel Caligiuri is currently away with the rest of his teammates, preparing for the second half of the season in Fuente Alamo. The 31-year-old speaks about his start to the New Year, the support of the fans, the second half of the season, his objectives and the hope of extending his personal derby record.

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Sascha Riether: Our team spirit is the basis for our success

In the second part of our series of interviews looking back at the last year, schalke04.de asked Sascha Riether to look back on the last half of the season. The former player who acts now as a coordinator between the players and the manager talks about the upcoming training camp and a request from Olaf Thon, which he had to turn down.

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Sascha Riether: Nobody demands the limelight

The last 12 months have been fairly eventful for Sascha Riether. The former player, who now acts as a coordinator between the players and the management, spoke about the previous year with schalke04.de. In the first part of the interview, the 36-year-old discussed a memorable phone call in the summer and his work with the coaching staff.

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Bastian Oczipka: My teammates in front of me made it easier

Bastian Oczipka had worn the Royal Blue jersey 74 times before Sunday’s game against Eintracht Frankfurt and had played on the left side of Schalke’s defence on each of those 74 occasions. The plan was for him to take up his usual position for his 75th appearance for S04 but after Weston McKennie picked up an early injury, Oczipka joined Ozan Kabak in the centre of defence.

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Bastian Oczipka: We need to cut out mistakes and use the space

Having recently faced off against his former team Bayer Leverkusen, Bastian Oczipka prepares to do battle with another ex-club on Sunday (15/12). The left-back joined the Royal Blues from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2017. “Of course, it’s no ordinary game for me,” says the 30-year-old.

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Amine Harit: I’ve not finished yet

Contract extended! Amine Harit has agreed to extend his deal with FC Schalke 04 until 30th June 2024. In an interview, the Moroccan international spoke about his decision, his future goals, and the reasons for his strong performances this season, for which he thanked coach David Wagner and his coaching team for having such faith in him.

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Benito Raman: Winning is the most important thing

Benito Raman scored for the third game in a row on Saturday. The Belgium international spoke to schalke04.de about his current form, his disallowed goal, his performance against Leverkusen and what he wants to achieve before the winter break.

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Daniel Caligiuri: It’s like having home crowds at away games

Daniel Caligiuri has had a lot to do with the ten points that Schalke took in November, grabbing two assists and one goal. The 31-year-old also made a crucial interception from Neven Subotic last time out against Union Berlin. In an interview with schalke04.de, the midfielder talks about his strong form, where the team currently sit in the table, the upcoming duel in Leverkusen and the support of the fans.

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Suat Serdar: Change of tactics paid off

Suat Serdar raised the roof of the VELTINS-Arena on Friday night (29/11) with a winning goal in the 86th minute of the game. The Germany international spoke to schalke04.de about the hard-fought win against Union Berlin, his all-important goal and the current league table.

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Ahmed Kutucu wants to play for Turkey and Schalke

Schalke attacker Ahmed Kutucu made his senior international debut for Turkey in the 2-0 win at Andorra in a Euro qualifier this week. He spoke to schalke04.de about his debut, his hopes of making the EURO 2020 squad and the transfer rumours surrounding him.

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Omar Mascarell: Playing with a lot of self-confidence

Whether it’s on or off the pitch, Omar Mascarell is a key figure within the squad. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Spaniard spoke about his responsibilities as vice-captain and as a defensive midfielder, as well as his dream of playing for the national team. The 26-year-old also reveals what topic makes him the target of some good-natured ribbing from his teammates.

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Jonjoe Kenny: I want to keep improving in all areas

Jonjoe Kenny has all but cemented his place in the Schalke 04 starting XI since his arrival in Gelsenkirchen. The 22-year-old is also hoping that his impressive performances will help him to achieve a childhood dream.

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Suat Serdar: When the team plays well, everyone plays even better

Suat Serdar netted his fourth goal of the season against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday. The 22-year-old speaks about the frustrating draw against Fortuna, his performances so far this season and receiving another call-up to the German national team.

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Alessandro Schöpf: One of the best goals in my career

It had been over a year since Alessandro Schöpf’s last goal in a competitive match for FC Schalke 04, but he ended his drought at Bielefeld with what was probably the most beautiful goal of his career so far. The midfielder spoke to schalke04.de about his wonder strike, his fitness and reveals why everyone can learn something from the game at Arminia.

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Omar Mascarell: Benefit from self belief

Once again Omar Mascarell carried a huge load in defensive midfield on Saturday. At 11.76 kilometers, he not only ran the most of any player on the field, but also contributed significantly to the fact that the Royal Blues came out of the derby without conceding. On schalke04.de the Spaniard gave his reaction to the 0-0 draw against the district rivals.