New faces get to work

Since Friday, Schalke have been back in action once again. With the medical staff, the first team took part in internal performances tests ahead of the 2018/19 season, including 04 additions such as Omar Mascarell, Suat Serdar, Steven Skrzybski and Mark Uth.

Salif Sané, Schalke’s fifth new signing, was not there as he was with Senegal at the World Cup. He will join training at a later date. As well as Sané, all the other players who were at the World Cup or featured in international friendlies have also been given an extended break.

First training session on the pitch on Sunday

Head coach Domenico Tedesco has scheduled Schalke’s first public session on the training pitch for Sunday at 10:30 CEST. As ever, entry is free. All fans who are heading to the training pitches for the day can look forward to seeing the club’s new signings in Royal Blue for the first time.

I’m looking forward to getting to know the team, the management and the fans.

Mark Uth

Mark Uth announced that he’s already had a number of good conversations with Domenico Tedesco and is excited to get going. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the team, the management and the fans. Schalke 04 are a massive club,” said the striker who scored 18 goals last season for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. “My goals is to be involved in lots of goals here,” said Uth.

Knappen fly to China on Monday

On Monday, the Royal Blues fly to China. Under the motto “The spirit of miners. The soul of Football.”, FC Schalke 04 will spend 11 days in China as well as some days in Kunshan and Peking.

During their trip, Schalke will take part in two friendlies. The first opponent is on Thursday in Kunshan against Southampton (KO: 14:05 CEST). A week on Wednesday, Schalke will play their second friendly against Hebei China Fortune FC kicking off at 13:30 CEST.

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