Interview

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Ahmed Kutucu: #DasWarenZeiten on Instagram was a spontaneous idea

Ahmed Kutucu has been making his fans laugh with his recent #DasWarenZeiten (those were the days) series on his Instagram account over the past few days. The 20-year-old revealed to schalke04.de how he came about the idea to create the hilarious photo montages. The local lad also announced that there could be a Royal Blue face off on the dart board soon to come.

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Working from home followed by homework for Jean-Clair Todibo

It only took Jean-Clair Todibo a matter of weeks after his move from Barcelona to show that he was a quality addition to the Schalke squad. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has ground football to a halt though, forcing the players to train individually. schalke04.de caught up with the Frenchman from his home.

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Matija Nastasic: Our task is to stay fit

Matija Nastasic has been training without his teammates for over a week now, instead the players are all training at home. The Serb tells us what it’s been like to be working from home.

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Suat Serdar: "I like to set the tone on the pitch."

Suat Serdar pulls the strings in this Schalke side. Despite a difficult first year with the Royal Blues, the 22-year-old has already begun to command the Schalke midfield.

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Bastian Oczipka discusses the current situation

The Royal Blues have been working individually at home for several days now. Bastian Oczipka spoke to schalke04.de about life as a footballer and a father right now. The left back also made an appeal to all fans.

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Jonjoe Kenny: I relish moments like this

The Royal Blues had to make do without Jonjoe Kenny for three matches, before the right-back made his comeback against Mainz 05 last weekend. In an interview with schalke04.de, Kenny talks about his return to the pitch, the special support from the fans and upcoming opponents RB Leipzig.

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Matija Nastasic: 100 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke means a lot to me

Matija Nastasic was inducted into the ‘100 club’ against SC Paderborn 07 at the weekend. The centre half speaks about reaching this milestone, the upcoming game against Mainz and why he’s looking forward to facing Bayern Munich in the next round of the DFB Pokal.

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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.