Training Camp


Thomas Reis: The next 19 games are all huge

FC Schalke 04 are on their way back to Germany after 10 days in Belek. Head coach Thomas Reis talked to us about the training camp in Turkey. Whilst he was pleased with the intensity of the training sessions, he was frustrated with certain things during the two friendlies.


Fitness updates on Alex Král, Justin Heekeren and Sebastian Polter

Whilst Justin Heekeren and Sebastian Polter left the training camp in Belek early, Alex Král underwent a follow up MRI while on site due to persistent back problems.


Tom Krauß: We have nice neighbours here

Schalke 04 and 1. FC Nürnberg have long been connected by a fan friendship, and the two clubs are currently staying at the same hotel while training in the Turkish Riviera.


Jere Uronen: I am Finnish - Our national colours are blue and white

We spoke to our new number 18, Jere Uronen, to discuss his first few days as a Schalke player, his previous encounter with his new club, a good friend of his in the Bundesliga and his aims.


Reis: I saw a lot of things that we worked on in training

Schalke were 60 seconds away from picking up a win in a friendly against FC Zürich on Saturday (07/01). However, due to a penalty to the Swiss team in the 89th minute the first fixture during the training camp in Belek ended in a 2-2 draw. Thomas Reis’ verdict is mixed.


A reunion for Cedric Brunner

Schalke right-back Cedric Brunner will come up against his former club FC Zürich in a friendly on Saturday (7/1). The 28-year-old began playing for the club when he was just 12 years old, before leaving in 2018. “I spent my entire youth there, began my career as a professional and had a great time there,” he said. In Belek, he will now look forward to being reunited with several familiar faces.


Peter Knäbel on a new signing, an injury and positive data from training

Peter Knäbel spoke to the press from training camp in Belek on Thursday (5/1). have summed up the most important quotes from our board member for sport.


Ibrahima Cissé: I can’t rest on my laurels

In the friendlies before the Christmas break, Ibrahima Cissé impressed with his strong duels won rate. The centre-half, who in the past played as a striker, also bagged his first goal for Schalke 04. We spoke to the 21-year-old about his fist six months in Germany, his unlucky injury, comparisons with Armel Bella-Kotchap and his aims.


Marcin Kaminski: Think of solutions, not problems

After being sidelined with an injury for several months, Marcin Kaminski has been able to return to the pitch in recent weeks. The centre-back has been an enthusiastic participant in the training camp sessions in Belek and has set big aims for himself. In an interview with, he spoke about his comeback, the training camp, a memorable race to secure safety during his time with Fortuna Düsseldorf and how he now wants to repeat it with the Royal Blues.

FC Schalke 04, Trainingslager, Belek, Training, 02.02.2023

Soichiro Kozuki: It’s a pretty crazy story

Soichiro Kozuki was one of the surprise success stories at the close of the year. After scoring in all three friendlies in December and impressing against Rapid Vienna, Hajduk Split and VfL Osnabrück, the Japanese midfielder was rewarded with a professional contract at FC Schalke 04, valid until 30th June 2025.

Thomas Reis: If you work hard, you will be rewarded

After the first training session in Belek on Monday (02.01), Thomas Reis answered the questions of media representatives who travelled to Turkey. The head coach spoke, among other things, about the start to the football calendar in the new year, the focus in training, new arrival Niklas Tauer and the squad situation. has summarised the statements of the 49-year-old below.


S04 travel to training camp with 28 players

FC Schalke 04 are on the move to their winter training camp in the Turkish Riviera. Thomas Reis’ side will spend ten days there in total as they look to get themselves ready for the second half of the season. The 28-player squad will set off from Düsseldorf airport to Antalya and will fly with SunExpress. Niklas Tauer, who recently joined the Royal Blues on loan from 1. FSV Mainz 05, will also be with the team.