Interview

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Benjamin Stambouli: It was a magical moment!

After almost eleven months without an appearance in the Bundesliga, Benjamin Stambouli could make his return to competitive action on Friday (18/9). The Frenchman discusses an unusual weekend in the DFB-Pokal, starting the season in Munich and a fan chant in an interview with schalke04.de.

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Nabil Bentaleb: An open and honest discussion with the coach

After six months at Newcastle United, Nabil Bentaleb returned to Gelsenkirchen a few weeks ago. The midfielder has made a good impression during the pre-season friendlies and training sessions so far. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Algeria international spoke about a fresh start with the Royal Blues, an honest discussion with David Wagner and his goals for the upcoming weeks and months.

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Nick Taitague: The club have shown that they believe in me

With the number 29 on his back, Nick Taitague has been a member of the first-team squad since the beginning of pre-season. The USA youth international spoke to schalke04.de about his first few years in Germany and the jump from the youth team to first-team level. He also explains how to pronounce his surname…

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Malick Thiaw: Making the most of every training session

5th July 2020 was a special day in the life of Malick Thiaw – it was the day that the academy graduate signed his first professional contract that will keep him at Schalke until 30th July 2024. In an interview with schalke04.de, the 19-year-old discusses his hopes, aims, and his versatility on the pitch.

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Can Bozdogan: I believed I would get a chance

Can Bozdogan, who was part of the U19s last season, is part of the first team set-up for the new campaign. The 19-year-old spoke to schalke04.de about his time in the Knappenschmiede, his first few weeks with the first team, players who inspire him and hoping that he won’t have to sing.

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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.