Benjamin Stambouli: A game to forget

Benjamin Stambouli did not really know what to say as referee Christian Dingert blew for full time in Schalke’s game against 1899 Hoffenheim: “It’s hard to find the right words straight after the game.” In the end, Schalke had to admit that their opponents were more effective.


Huub Stevens: My most difficult job

Head coaches Huub Stevens and Julian Nagelsmann reflected on Hoffenheim’s convincing win after the game in the VELTINS-Arena. Debutat Jonas Carls also gave his reactions – schalke04.de has summarised the trio’s reactions.


S04 lose 5-2 at home to Hoffenheim

The Royal Blues failed to pick up any points on Easter weekend. An effective TSG 1899 Hoffenheim side strolled to a 5-2 win on Saturday (20/4). VfB Stuttgart had already lost 6-0 to FC Augsburg on Saturday afternoon, meaning that the Knappen are still six points clear of the relegation play-off place.

29. Spieltag – 1. FC Nürnberg – FC Schalke 04

Sebastian Rudy: We need to be clever at the back and take our chances

For seven years, Sebastian Rudy played for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The midfielder has fond memories of his time at TSG. The 29-year-old spoke with schalke04.de about the match on Saturday (20/4, 20:30 CEST) and how to deal with increasing amount of pressure on the team.

29. Spieltag – 1. FC Nürnberg – FC Schalke 04

Huub Stevens: Put in a good performance with the fans behind us

FC Schalke 04 will be hoping for a better performance against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday (20/4, 20:30 CEST), than they put in against 1. FC Nürnberg in a 1-1 draw last Friday. There are still a few uncertainties regarding the squad that head coach Huub Stevens will have available to him.


Suat Serdar: We are only looking at ourselves

Suat Serdar missed out on the match against 1. FC Nürnberg following his red card against Eintracht Frankfurt. On Saturday (20/4), Huub Stevens has the midfielder available again for the clash with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Germany U21s player discussed the upcoming fixture, his suspension and his first two goals for the Royal Blues.


Weston McKennie: Without football, I am in a bad mood

It was a shocking message that FC Schalke 04 received on the 22nd March in the morning: Weston McKennie was taken off during the USA’s game against Ecuador due to injury. A few hours later, an examination revealed the diagnosis of his injury: an ankle ligament rupture.


Matija Nastasic: I’ve waited a long time for this goal

Matija Nastasic’s teammates have pointed out more than once that it was about time he finally scored his first Bundesliga goal. The matter has even been brought up several times in interviews. This is all a thing of the past now, with Nastasic getting his goal on his 87th appearance in Royal Blue colours last Friday.