Tobias Mohr: From the outside looking in it's maybe a bit unusual, but it’s nothing new to me
Assist from Derry John Murkin, finish from Tobias Mohr: A combination which led to the opening goal against SV Wehen Wiesbaden and was also successful on Friday (8/9) in the friendly against SSV Ulm 1846 Fußball. “It would be nice if continued in the coming weeks,” said the goalscorer, but the 28-year-old is aware that the game against the Drittliga side was just a friendly. Still, he suggests that a 4-2 win following three winless games in a row is important – even if it hasn’t given the team three points in the table.
“We wanted to show another side of us to that shown in the last few weeks,” explained Mohr. The ‘Knappen’ did this, especially after the break, where they dominated the game and even had the chances to have scored even more goals.
S04 didn’t have too many clear-cut chances in the first half, but this changed after the break. In the 41st minute, Mohr didn’t manage to score with an attempted lob over Ulm’s goalkeeper Lorenz Otto on the turn, but less than 2 minutes later the ball was in the back of the net. Schalke’s number 29 fired home a cross from Murkin back across goal into the far corner.
Left-footer scoring with his right
“Going into half time with a lead was another step forward,” said Mohr, who scored with his right foot. Although it initially sounds out of the ordinary, the goalscorer doesn’t think it’s it should be anything special to score with his weaker foot. “When I think back to the goals I’ve scored in my career so far, there were probably about as many goals with my right as with my left,” he explained.
I have a few options playing this position
As a result, he has no issues with playing off the right-wing, as he did in periods during the game in Wiesbaden and now again in Ulm. “I’ve previously played off the right a lot before. From the outside looking in it is maybe a bit unusual, but it’s nothing new for me,” stated Mohr. “I have a few options playing this position. I can take the ball wide and cross, can cut in and cross, can pull into the middle or also create space. It suits me well; I can play well in this position.”
The midfielder also wants to experience the feeling of coming off the pitch with a win once again in the league as soon as possible. The team will work hard on that in the coming week of training in order to perform well in the game on Saturday (16/9) against 1. FC Magdeburg. If it was down to Mohr, with another goal contribution from him. “I want to keep going to be involved in further and goals and to help the team through this,” said the 28-year-old.