Domenico Tedesco

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Satisfied with the training camp in Benidorm

Getting match practice is more important than the result in a friendly, and Schalke got plenty of it in their 2-2 draw against KRC Genk on Friday (11th January). “70% of the training camp was focussed on attacking. The good thing is that you could see that, regardless of the result against Genk. The boys did really well,” said Domenico Tedesco.

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Domenico Tedesco: We played well up front

After the 2-2 friendly draw with KRC Genk, head coach Domenico Tedesco was pleased with his team’s performance. Mark Uth and Daniel Caligiuri were both happy with their efforts too. schalke04.de has summarised the trio’s thoughts.

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Tedesco on Naldo’s departure and potential signings

The turn of the year marked the start of the January transfer market. But with potential new signings comes the possibility of departures, and Naldo has officially left FC Schalke 04 shortly before the start of the club’s training camp – a transfer head coach Domenico Tedesco regrets.

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Domenico Tedesco: A deserved win, but we have to be more effective on the break

There were plenty of happy Royal Blues after the 3-1 win in Stuttgart! Domenico Tedesco and Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzierl reflected on the game in the post-match press conference, as well as how their teams had fared in the first half of the season. Ralf Fährmann and Steven Skrzybski also gave their opinions. schalke04.de has summarised the quotes.

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S04 want to end an average half to the season with a win

Schalke’s footballing year of 2018 will end on Saturday (22/12, 15:30 CET) with an away game in Stuttgart. Two sides, who are both unhappy with their seasons so far, come up against each other. Domenico Tedesco is desperate for a win: “We want to go into the winter break with a win”, underlined the head coach.

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A memorable occasion, but a disappointing result

Last night saw many moments which people will remember for a very long time. FC Schalke 04, founded by miners, paid an emotional farewell to the coal mines in the Ruhr area before the game against Bayer Leverkusen.

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Ralf Fährmann: Everyone associated with Schalke deserved better tonight

Despite dominating the match for large periods, Schalke lost 2-1 at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday (19/12). The Royal Blues were frustrated with the unfortunate defeat – especially as it was a night where they were desperate to win for the miners in attendance. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions.

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Domenico Tedesco: It was a game of two halves

The Royal Blues had to settle for a point on Saturday (15/12) against Augsburg. Head coach Tedesco and the players were frustrated with the first half performance, but saw a clear improvement in the second half, in which the team could have won the game. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions.

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Domenico Tedesco: We have to bring our qualities onto the pitch

FC Schalke 04 have another week with two fixtures to contend with before the conclusion of 2018. They will first take on FC Augsburg on Saturday (15/12, 15:30 CET), a side who they boast a good record against. Domenico Tedesco believes this record should continue on Matchday 15.

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“It puts the wind back in our sails”

It came late, but Schalke definitely deserved their win against Lokomotiv Moscow. The three points mean that Schalke finish second in Group D on 11 points, advancing through to the round of 16.

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Alessandro Schöpf: The win is more important than my first Champions League goal

Having gained eleven points from six games, the Royal Blues are deservedly in the last 16 of the Champions League. Domenico Tedesco underlined how important the 1-0 win was for his side. His Russian counterpart, Juri Sjomin wished Schalke luck for the future. Goalscorer Alessandro Schöpf, debutant Benjamin Goller and returnee Cedric Teuchert all gave their thoughts in the mixed zone.

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Domenico Tedesco: “Underline the fact that we deserve to be in the last 16”

Schalke have already made it into the knockout stages of the Champions League, but the Royal Blues still want to win their final group game against Lokomotiv Moscow tomorrow evening (18:55 CET). “The game is important, because we want to underline the fact that we deserve to be in the last 16,” said Domenico Tedesco.