Alessandro Schöpf: “Pushing ourselves to the limit in training”

Alessandro Schöpf is used to rolling out the miles during matches. In Benidorm, strenuous running and sprinting exercises are of course part of training, but for the 24-year-old this is not a problem. "It's intense, but that's to be expected in the training camp. We want our fitness levels to be top for the second half if the season.”

The days in Spain in Costa Blanca are all about preparing for the second half of the season. The intensity in training is very high, “but everyone is withstanding the workload,” said Schöpf, who also added: “It is important to push ourselves to the limit in training in order to be successful again.” The conditions in Benidorm are “outstanding” according to Schöpf. The training grounds, just like the hotel is “very good”.

Get back to being one with the fans

After 17 games in the Bundesliga, Schalke 04 currently sit in a disappointing 13th place. The Austrian is therefore, not very happy with the team’s performances in the Bundesliga this season compared to last season. “We are disappointed that we did not play as well as we could have,” said the midfielder. “The results have not been good. We want to do better in the second half of the season.” It is now all the more important that the fans and players trust each other. “We can only go up together.”

We always want to give everything, not just in training but also in the games

Alessandro Schöpf

In just over a week, Schalke 04 will restart their Bundesliga game campaign with a home game against VfL Wolfsburg (20/01/18, 18:00 CET). For the versatile all-rounder, this game is very important as it will be a sign of things to come. “A win in our first game against VfL Wolfsburg would be extremely important,” Schöpf knows. The team is hungry and wants to win the game. “We can’t doubt or will to win,” said Schöpf about himself and his teammates. “We always want to give everything, not just in training but also in the games.”

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