Matija Nastasic


Matija Nastasic: The craziest game of my career

Matija Nastasic still gets goose bumps when he thinks back to the derby from last season. The defender spoke about that game, his experiences of derby games in England, and the biggest derby in Serbia in an interview with


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.

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

Disappointed with the result and sympathy for the fans

Only time will tell how important the point claimed last night (12.04) will prove to be, but one thing is clear – nobody involved with the club can be pleased with the performance and the discontent of the travelling Royal Blue fans can certainly be justified.


Matija Nastasic: We’re the underdogs, but still have a chance

Matija Nastasic has been a Royal Blue since January 2015, when he signed from Manchester City. He made 51 competitive appearances for the Sky Blues and won the Premier League and League Cup. “I have a lot of memories of my time in Manchester. Looking back, I had two very enjoyable years at City,” said the defender.


Matija Nastasic: We are on the right path

Matija Nastasic describes the training camp in Benidorm as a new start to a season which has struggled to get going so far. “The first half of the season is over now. The results are there in black and white,” said the Serbian international. “We now have to forget what has happened and start all over again.”


Matija Nastasic: The game against St. Petersburg is the perfect preparation

Matija Nastasic looks towards the upcoming friendly against the Russian league-leaders Zenit St. Petersburg. The centre-back spoke to about the sporting situation, the injury-fuelled problems of Mark Uth and Breel Embolo and gives reasons as to why the side are having a more successful Champions League campaign than Bundesliga.


“I’m convinced of our strength”

Matija Nastasic could only watch Schalke’s loss to Hertha Berlin from the stands following his controversial sending off against Wolfsburg the week before. The defender spoke to us about the red card, his faith in the manager and his belief it won’t take long to start getting points on the board.


S04 appeal Nastasic red card

Schalke had to finish their first game of the new Bundesliga season with ten men. After a tackle by Matija Nastasic on Wout Weghorst, the video assistant intervened and referee Patrick Ittrich subsequently changed his decision from a yellow to a red card for the Schalke centre-half.


Matija Nastasic: Looking forward to a home game and seeing old faces

For the first time since renewing his contract, Matija Nastasic will be back playing in the VELTINS-Arena, with the opponents his former side, ACF Fiorentina (Saturday August 11th). In an interview with, the Serbian international discussed this special encounter, his old teammates and the reasons for extending his contract until 2022.


Trio of first team players join up with squad for first session after China tour

The Royal Blues kicked off the second part of their pre-season training on Monday (16.7). Domenico Tedesco welcomed back some familiar faces to training for the first time this summer, including the two Austrians Guido Burgstaller and Alessandro Schöpf, who were in action for their country until the middle of June.


Matija Nastasic and Ralf Fährmann extend contracts to 2022

Two key Schalke players are remaining Royal Blues. Matija Nastasic and Ralf Fährmann have signed new deals at FC Schalke 04. The Serbia international has extended his contract by three years and Schalke’s captain has added an extra two years onto his current deal.


The Royal Blues’ pre-World Cup friendlies

The World Cup is fast approaching. To warm up and find their form ahead of the tournament, which gets underway on 14th June, the countries taking part have several friendly fixtures coming up. The final World Cup squads must be submitted to FIFA by 4th June. Leon Goretzka, Breel Embolo, Amine Harit, Matija Nastasic und Marko Pjaca are the current Schalke players to have been named in their respective countries’ preliminary World Cup squads.