Interview

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Rabbi Matondo: Always try to stay positive

Even during these unprecedented times, Rabbi Matondo won’t lose his sense of humour. The 19-year-old spoke to schalke04.de about what he currently misses the most, his funniest teammates and his goals for the re-start of the season at the weekend.

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Long walks and missing slide tackles

Weston McKennie spoke to schalke04.de about training in small groups, walks with his dogs and his family back in the United States.

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Michael Gregoritsch: I can bring my strengths back to the pitch for Schalke

After a long time training in self-isolation, the Schalke players are now training in small groups on the pitch – a fact that Michael Gregoritsch is very pleased about. In an interview with schalke04.de the 26-year-old speaks about training over the past couple of weeks, the postponing of the European Championships, and his goals for the rest of the season.

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Benito Raman: I always had this talent

With 667 sprints already this season, Benito Raman is among the best players in the Bundesliga in this category. Speaking to schalke04.de, the Belgian forward insists he hasn’t lost any of his speed in recent weeks, and discusses his dream of playing at the EUROs in 2021.

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Juan Miranda on his first nine months in Germany

After recovering from a calf injury, Juan Miranda is ready and raring to go. As such, the Spain U21 international is hoping he and his teammates will be back on the pitch soon. In an interview with schalke04.de, he spoke about his first nine months of living in Germany, his first time trying currywurst and how he stays in touch with his family.

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Suat Serdar: I want to reach the ten-goal mark

Suat Serdar usually celebrates his birthday with the whole family, but this year was a little different. Nonetheless, he did manage to share a small birthday celebration with a small circle of relatives. In an interview with schalke04.de, the 23-year-old spoke about his greatest wish, football from the comfort of his own home and his friend Nassim Boujellab.

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Nassim Boujellab: I want to win the derby!

It’s derby day in the Bundesliga Home Challenge. With Nassim Boujellab fully motivated and set to represent the Royal Blues against Dortmund on the PS4 this Saturday (18/04), the 20-year-old looks back at real life derbies from the past in an interview with schalke04.de, speaking also about his talent on the console, a message from his teammates and his anticipation ahead of the virtual Revierderby.

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Alessandro Schöpf: I got a few comments

The Bundesliga is still on pause, which is why Alessandro Schöpf and his teammates have recently started new a new type of training - cyber training. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Austrian international not only spoke about the current training program, but also about his latest posts on social media, which made a few of his teammates laugh.

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Omar Mascarell: I’m proud of the team and the club

After suffering a bad adductor injury, Omar Mascarell is working his way back to full fitness. Schalke’s captain was undergoing rehabilitation back in his home country, before recently returning to Germany. The Spaniard spoke to schalke04.de about the time he spent back home due to the coronavirus, his German language skills and a decision the team made that made him proud.

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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.