Interview

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Sascha Riether: I identified myself with Schalke every single day

Schalke’s 0-0 draw with VfB Stuttgart was a special day for Sascha Riether. The 36 year old only played a few minutes, but was celebrated during and after the match. The defender spoke to schalke04.de about the end of his career, his emotions and feelings on his substitution into the game, the parting gift from his teammates and his plans for the future.

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Alexander Nübel: A different feeling at breakfast

Alexander Nübel has been hugely impressive in the past few weeks in goal for S04. In an interview with schalke04.de, the keeper discussed the current mood in camp, the match versus FC Augsburg and his new role.

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Daniel Caligiuri: We can’t rest on our laurels after the derby win

Daniel Caligiuri played a huge part in the derby victory, scoring twice. This, however, wasn’t his first great performance against the Black and Yellows. The 31-year-old has been involved in seven goals in his last four meetings with BVB. Schalke04.de spoke to him about the moments before his penalty, his free-kick that made it 3-1 and the significance of the game.

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Matija Nastasic: The craziest game of my career

Matija Nastasic still gets goose bumps when he thinks back to the derby from last season. The defender spoke about that game, his experiences of derby games in England, and the biggest derby in Serbia in an interview with schalke04.de.

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Sebastian Rudy: We need to be clever at the back and take our chances

For seven years, Sebastian Rudy played for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The midfielder has fond memories of his time at TSG. The 29-year-old spoke with schalke04.de about the match on Saturday (20/4, 20:30 CEST) and how to deal with increasing amount of pressure on the team.

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Suat Serdar: We are only looking at ourselves

Suat Serdar missed out on the match against 1. FC Nürnberg following his red card against Eintracht Frankfurt. On Saturday (20/4), Huub Stevens has the midfielder available again for the clash with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Germany U21s player discussed the upcoming fixture, his suspension and his first two goals for the Royal Blues.

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Salif Sané: Get ourselves out of this situation together

Salif Sané will return to Hannover 96 for the first time since signing for the Royal Blues on Sunday (31/3). In an interview with schalke04.de, the defender discussed facing his former employers, winning two games in a row with Senegal and good conversations with Huub Stevens.

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Jochen Schneider: We have to work as a team

The new Head of Sport, Jochen Schneider personally introduced himself to the boardroom on Monday (04/03/19). In an interview with schalke04.de, the 48-year-old spoke about his first tasks and personal considerations. He also discussed the current sporting situation and his continued fascination on the Royal Blues.

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“I always knew Weston had potential”

Alphonse Ngon is not a name that will be familiar to many Royal Blues fans, but across the Atlantic it’s a different story. Born and raised in Cameroon, Alphonse has spent the last 20 years coaching youth ‘soccer’ in Dally, Texas, dedicating his life developing young upcoming talents. One player in particular stands out among the crowd: Weston McKennie. “I always knew he was going to play at a high level,” Alphonse told schalke04.com in an interview in Dallas during a screening of the 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.

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Rabbi Matondo: Schalke is a club which I have admired for a long time

FC Schalke 04 have secured the signing of young prospect Rabbi Matondo. The Welsh international is excited to join the Royal-Blues and spoke to schalke04.de about the reasons he chose to join Schalke as well as his ambitious aims for himself and his new club.

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Steven Skrzybski: I want to stay fit and break through

In the latter stages of the Hinrunde, Steven Skrzybski got going and showed his eye for goal. The 26-year-old has also had some recent joy in his private life. The striker discussed his 2018 with schalke04.de, focusing on his goal ratio, his relationship with the fans, the first game back against Wolfsburg and his dream of playing a Bundesliga away match at Union Berlin.

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Cedric Teuchert: I want to pay back the support

Cedric Teuchert has been at Schalke for almost a year now. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Germany U21 international discussed his first twelve months at the club, as well as his relationship with Domenico Tedesco, his injury setbacks and his desire for a first Bundesliga goal.

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Suat Serdar: We will show our true colours soon

Suat Serdar isn’t satisfied with Schalke’s return of 18 points from 17 Bundesliga games so far. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Germany U21 international critically discussed his first season at the club, his preparation for the training camp and his goals for the rest of the season.

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Matija Nastasic: The game against St. Petersburg is the perfect preparation

Matija Nastasic looks towards the upcoming friendly against the Russian league-leaders Zenit St. Petersburg. The centre-back spoke to Schalke04.de about the sporting situation, the injury-fuelled problems of Mark Uth and Breel Embolo and gives reasons as to why the side are having a more successful Champions League campaign than Bundesliga.

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Steven Skrzybski: "I’m not starting from scratch"

Steven Skrzybski has been forced to watch on in recent weeks. Now the attacker is fit again and is raring to make his first-team debut. In an interview with schalke04.de, the 25-year-old speaks about his recovery from injury, his desire to score another goal at the VELTINS-Arena soon and a surprise encounter with his former club.

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"I’m excited like a small child"

After several months out following a operation on his groin, Bastian Oczipka is back in training with the rest of the Schalke squad. In an interview with Schalke04.de, the 29 year old has opened up about his injury, new competition on the left wing, the Royal Blues’ start to the season and his plans for a comeback.

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“We want to complete the week perfectly”

With three points in the bag, Mark Uth and co. are returning to Germany in a jovial mood. The striker spoke to schalke04.de after their victory over FC Lokmotiv Moskow where Weston McKennie scored the winning goal to send Schalke joint top of Group D.

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Ralf Fährmann: It was a very emotional moment

The Royal Blues get their Champions League campaign underway today at home against FC Porto. Captain Ralf Fährmann speaks about the excitement ahead of the Champions League, his recollection of the memorable round of 16 match 10 years ago, and goalkeeping icon Iker Casillas, who will be in goal for the Portuguese club.

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“We are on the same wave length”

Assistant coach Peter Perchtold has extended his contract with Schalke until 2021. The former Bundesliga player spoke with schalke04.de about the reasons behind his decision, cooperation with Domenico Tedesco and his excitement ahead of the Champions League.

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Huub Stevens: "A really weird feeling"

When Hertha BSC were the visitors to our Arena on 25th August 2002, Huub Stevens was stood on the touchline for the Berlin side. It was the first time the S04 ‘Manager of the Century’ had returned to Schalke’s stomping ground, after six successful years with the Royal Blues. The 64-year-old speaks about the emotions he had when facing Schalke, as well as his time in the capital, his new role on the board of supervisors and his exchanges with Domenico Tedesco.