Markus Schubert: I come from a goalkeeping family

In Markus Schubert, Schalke have secured the signature of one of Germany’s top goalkeeping talents. The 21 year old spoke to schalke04.de about his transfer, competition with Alexander Nübel and the effect of goalkeeping coach Simon Henzler.

Markus Schubert on…

… his transfer:
There were a number of clubs that were interested in me. From the very start, I had the feeling that Schalke’s representatives wanted to work with me. That gave me a good feeling and made the decision an easy one in the end.

… his outlook:
I have the clear objective to continue my development in every training session and stand between the sticks for Schalke at some point. In order to do so, I will give my all every day in training. I’m not putting myself under any pressure – whoever plays will be decided by the coach. He has the final say.

… Alexander Nübel:
We know each other from the U21s and trained together over a long period during the European Championships. It worked really well. Even off the pitch, we got on well and I am convinced that we can push each other to the max.

Simon Henzler regularly sent me photos and videos of his work at Schalke.

Markus Schubert

… his new goalkeeping coach:
Simon Henzler regularly sent me photos and videos of his work at Schalke. It has made me really excited to get to work. I really enjoyed the first sessions. He doesn’t correct everything right away but always demands one hundred percent. He talks to us goalkeepers a lot and touches on personal things too.

… his position:
I come from a goalkeeping family. My father was a goalkeeper and my older brother plays in goal too. Even my Aunt wore the goalkeeping gloves, and my mother played the same position in handball! Therefore, my path was already carved out (laughs). As a youngster I played outfield at times. I place a lot of importance on being capable with the ball at my feet, because the goalkeeper is also the eleventh outfielder.

…his idols:
I don’t have one specific idol. I look to the German goalkeepers but also follow others, such as the Brazilians Alisson Becker or Ederson.

… the U21 national team:
I am one of the few players and the only goalkeeper in the squad who can continue playing for the U21 team due to my age. I will give it everything I can to become the number one for the side. It is up to me to show Stefan Kuntz that he can rely on me.

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