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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alex Král: I’ve never experienced anything like that

A week has gone by since Alex Král signed for FC Schalke 04. The Czech Republic international joined the club during the training camp in Mittersill and has settled in quickly. He spoke to schalke04.de about his first few days in blue and white.

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Thomas Ouwejan: My favourite German word? Promotion!

His goal was the Bundesliga – now he’s made it there. Thomas Ouwejan was one of the key players in the promotion season. The Dutchman talks to schalke04.de about the parties after achieving promotion to the top flight, work at the training camp and his goals in the upcoming season. The left-footer also shows how keen he is to play in front of the Royal Blue fans.

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Alexander Schwolow: The combination of stadium and atmosphere here is fantastic!

Our training camp in Mittersill is offering Alexander Schwolow the opportunity to get to know his new teammates a little better. The goalie, on loan from Hertha BSC, appears to always be in a good mood and is always open and communicating during sessions and after. He gives an interview to schalke04.de talking about his start to life in Gelsenkirchen, working together as a goalkeeping unit, life outside the white lines and the atmosphere inside the VELTINS-Arena.

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Florent Mollet: Schalke is the right place for me

30-year-old French midfielder Florent Mollet is one of a number of summer signings. With two goals in the first two friendlies, he has shown early signs of what he is capable of. “It’s good for your confidence when you start like that,” said Mollet, who was quick to stress that “doing it at the VELTINS-Arena and in away games” is what really matters.

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Alexander Schwolow: I want to support the team well from the back

After just a few days at Schalke, the new man between the posts already feels right at home. “It's really fun to be able to be out on the pitch with the boys,” says Alexander Schwolow, who feels very well received by his new teammates, the coaching staff and the rest of the club. The 30-year-old is also excited by the ‘fantastic’ VELTINS Arena.

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Florian Flick: I can hardly wait to be playing Bundesliga football in front of a sold-out crowd

Featuring for a total of 1,397 minutes across 27 different league matches, Florian Flick established a regular spot for himself in the FC Schalke 04 side this season through consistent and strong performances. The midfielder, who suffered a nasal wound against FC St. Pauli in December 2021, played in each of Schalke’s final 12 league matches and made a considerable contribution to us winning the Bundesliga 2 title. In an interview, the 22-year-old spoke about the title win, how pleased he is to be called up to the Germany U21 Men’s national team squad, and his personal development.

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Simon Terodde: You have to be hungry until the final whistle as a striker

Striker Simon Terodde made it 3-0 in injury time on Saturday in the win over 1. FC Heidenheim. It was already his 22nd goal this season. The 34-year-old spoke to schalke04.de about his goal, the celebrations after it and the support from the fans.

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Thomas Ouwejan: Working on set pieces in training paid off once again

A Thomas Ouwejan free-kick set up Schalke’s important first goal against SC Paderborn 07. It was the Dutch wing-back’s eighth assist already this season. The 25-year-old spoke to schalke04.de about that win and the three shots that hit the woodwork. He also discussed his constant presence in the side, the upcoming game in Karlsruhe and the current state of the table.

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Simon Terodde: I won’t forget it that easily

Simon Terodde has scored once in each of the three games after the winter break, and is looking to continue that run against Düsseldorf on Sunday (13/2). Not only will the striker come up against his former club, but he will also face his former coach, as well as his strike partner from his time in Stuttgart. In an interview with schalke04.de, the 33-year-old spoke about his start to 2022, the team’s recent performances and the upcoming match against Fortuna.

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Victor Pálsson: You have to be a good role model for the younger players

As vice captain and experienced player, Victor Pálsson leads by example at FC Schalke 04. The 30-year-old spoke to schalke04.de about his leadership skills, the stages that have shaped his career and the best Icelandic footballer among other things. He also tells us which club he supported as a kid.

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Blendi Idrizi: Being a box-to-box midfielder plays to my strengths

Blendi Idrizi has started each of the last four league games for Schalke, with his midfield run starting off the move for the opening goal in Aue last weekend (5-0). The midfielder spoke to schalke04.de about his role in the team, instructions from the coach and a chance for revenge next week.

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Marius Bülter: Even more important that we push ourselves

Marius Bülter has had a more than satisfactory first half season in a Schalke shirt. Despite good individual statistics, the 28-year-old is not totally happy, however. The striker has spoken about the team’s preparations and targets for the rest of the season and the home fixture against Holstein Kiel.

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Martin Fraisl: I’ve recharged my batteries

After the full-time whistle blew in the final game before the winter break, Martin Fraisl revealed that he was going to become a father for the second time in 2022. Ahead of the birth of his child in the summer, the goalkeeper wants to be as successful with Schalke 04 as possible. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Austrian spoke about preparations for the second half of the season, the team’s current points tally, the first game back against Holstein Kiel and his compatriot Benedikt Pichler, who is currently Kiel’s top scorer.

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Ko Itakura’s first Schalke goal came after a late change of mind

Defender Ko Itakura put the icing on the cake with his late goal in Schalke’s 4-1 home win over 1. FC Nürnberg last Friday. After netting his first goal for the club, the Japan international spoke to schalke04.de about that special moment, his defensive colleagues and his performances so far in Royal Blue.

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Malick Thiaw: Pay back the trust placed in me with good performances

Defender Malick Thiaw has played 1,415 of a possible 1,440 minutes in the league this season. In an interview with schalke04.de, he reflected on the first 16 games this term, plus discussed the current squad situation and the upcoming home game with 1. FC Nürnberg, which will see him face his friend Erik Shuranov.

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Reinhold Ranftl: It helps me and it helps Memo

Reinhold Ranftl’s clever pass from the right-hand side set up Marius Bülter’s backheel effort, the best goal of FC Schalke 04’s 5-2 victory over SV Sandhausen. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Austrian spoke about getting his first assist for the club, the upcoming duel with FC St. Pauli, his compatriot Guido Burgstaller and his competition for a starting place with Mehmet Can Aydin.