Training Camp


Marius Müller: Great characters within our group of goalkeepers

Happy birthday, Marius Müller! The goalkeeper turned 30 on Wednesday (12/7) and spoke to He discussed his reasons for joining Schalke from FC Luzern, his first few days at the club, his style as a goalkeeper and the clash with his old side 1. FC Kaiserslautern on matchday 2.


Keke Topp: I’m not getting out of it

Striker Keke Topp, who was part of the U19s last season, has been with the first team since the start of the month. He spoke to about the first few weeks of pre-season, his time with the U19s under Norbert Elgert, his first experiences as a professional and playing in front of the fans at the VELTINS-Arena.


Soichiro Kozuki: I’m excited to see my father’s reaction

His first professional contract, his Bundesliga debut, his first goal in the top flight – and then... a long spell out due to injury. It’s been an emotional few months for Soichiro Kozuki, but he’s back to work, playing 45 minutes in each of our two friendlies so far in pre-season. Speaking to, the 22-year-old winger discussed his current fitness levels, the step up to the first team, his new shirt number and his family.


Thomas Reis: The fans have carried on where they left off last season

Loud rounds of applause greeted the Royal Blues on Saturday, as the fans welcomed them to the start of their first day at the training camp in Mittersill. Following the opening session, which started in bright sunshine and ended in the rain, head coach Thomas Reis spoke to the media about the upcoming week at the Hohe Tauern National Park and Holiday Region, the travelling support, possible new signings and goals for the season.


28 players travel to training camp in Mittersill

FC Schalke 04 are once again hosting their pre-season training camp in Mittersill, Austria. For the seventh time, the Royal Blues will head to the Hohe Tauern National Park, where they will spend the next eight days preparing for the 2023/24 season. A total of 28 players have travelled to 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.