Interview

220519_flick

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.

220411_terodde

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.

220223_ouwejan

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.

220210_terodde

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.

220128_palsson

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.

220125_idrizi

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.

220106_buelter

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.

220110_fraisl

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.

211215_itakura

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.

211208_thiaw

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.

211201_ranftl

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.

211116_pieringer

Marvin Pieringer: The people here live and breathe Schalke 04

Marvin Pieringer scored his first goal for the Royal Blues in the home game against SV Darmstadt 98. The forward will be hoping that more goals follow in the coming weeks, and that he can help the team to a win. The 22-year-old spoke to schalke04.de about the first few months with the club, visits from his family, the atmosphere in the VELTINS-Arena, his first goal, playing for the U23s and the upcoming fixture against Werder Bremen.

210921_churlinov_zalazar

Darko Churlinov: I have already given out some Schalke jerseys in Skopje

When the Royal Blues visit Rostock on Saturday, Darko Churlinov will return to his old stomping ground. F.C. Hansa discovered him when he was thirteen and playing at Vardar Skopje, and they brought him to Ostsee. In an interview with schalke04.de, the 21-year-old talks about his memories of his time Rostock, the upcoming second-tier clash, his first weeks with the team and World Cup qualification.

210720_flick_teaser

Florian Flick: There’s something special about every game

After Florian Flick got his first taste of life as a professional footballer at the end of last season, the 21-year-old is now a permanent member of the first-team squad. In an interview with schalke04.de, the midfielder discusses his sporting career so far, his Bundesliga debut, feedback from Dimitrios Grammozis and his nickname.

210714_ouwejan

Thomas Ouwejan: Go into every game with the desire to win

New signing Thomas Ouwejan has been up and down the left wing throughout pre-season for FC Schalke 04. The Dutch wide player spoke to schalke04.de about how S04 are thought of in his home country, his first few weeks with the Royal Blues, his crossing qualities and Friday’s friendly against Vitesse Arnhem at the Parkstadion (16/7, 18:00 CEST).

210711_becker

Timo Becker: Hungry for more

Despite the heavy legs, Timo Becker is taking the positives from the team’s training camp. The 24-year-old speaks to schalke04.de about his time in Mittersill, lessons learnt from the friendly games, defensive work and the spirit in the team.

210705_idrizi

Blendi Idrizi: It’s fun being a part of this team

A Bundesliga debut, a maiden top-flight goal, an international debut for Kosovo and a first professional contract – Blendi Idrizi has had an eventful few months. The 23-year-old spoke to schalke04.de about his path to the first team, Gerald Asamoah’s support, his goals for this season and the pride he takes in wearing Royal Blue.

210706_calhanoglu

Kerim Calhanoglu: Felt at home at Schalke right away

With four Bundesliga appearances under his belt already, Kerim Calhanoglu is ready to add a few more. In an interview with schalke04.de, the 18-year-old spoke about making the move from the U19s to the first team, the hours before his debut against 1. FSV Mainz 05 and his goals and responsibilities as the youngest member of the team.

210703_buelter_interview

Marius Bülter: The best away game of my career was at Schalke

New signing Marius Bülter has settled quickly into life as a Royal Blue. In an interview with schalke04.com, the attacker talks about his switch from Berlin to Gelsenkirchen, previous experiences of the club, S04 fans in his friend circle and the new season ahead.

210701_aydin_teaser

Mehmet Can Aydin: A perfect mix of tension, excitement and willingness

Youngster Mehmet Can Aydin has been giving it all with a smile on his face during the training camp in Mittersill. He spoke to schalke04.de about making the jump from the academy to the first team, his first few appearances, spending time on the motorway as a youth player, looking forward to playing in front of fans at the VELTINS-Arena and his aims.