Jochen Schneider on the rest of the training camp in Längenfeld

In compliance with the relevant hygiene procedures, FC Schalke 04 are introducing all necessary protocols to protect against further infections, after a member of the playing staff tested positive for Covid-19. “Our team doctor and hygiene officer Dr. Patrick Ingelfinger is in contact with the relevant public health officer and other officials,” says Jochen Schneider.

In an interview with Schalke TV, the sporting director comments on the current situation. “On late Monday afternoon, our entire delegation, as well as all staff who are working in and have access to our exclusive area of the hotel, underwent testing. We received the results overnight,” explains the 49-year-old. There were no further positive tests.

It was also determined who was in direct contact with the individual who tested positive for Covid-19. Those who had no direct contact with the individual were able to take part in training as normal on Tuesday (25/8) morning. Liaison between Dr. Patrick Ingelfinger and the relevant authorities has determined that the next round of testing must take place on Wednesday (26/8).

“We’ll continue training and intend to play at least one friendly match on Friday at the end of the training camp,” says Schneider. Further information will follow.

Anzeige
Anzeige
Anzeige

Share page

You may also be interested in

200824_langer

Michael Langer: Emerging stronger as a team

In Längenfeld, training takes place on two pitches. While Schalke’s outfield players have been working on fitness, athleticism and game drills on one pitch, the three goalkeepers have been toiling away together with Simon Henzler on the other.

200821_schoepf

First training session in Längenfeld – Schöpfi returns 'home'

The first training session during the training camp has been completed. FC Schalke 04 trained for just over 90 minutes on Friday evening (21/8) at SV Längenfeld’s pitch, which is close to the team hotel the Aqua Dome. The trip to Austria provides a return to Alessandro Schöpf’s former home, having spent five years at SV Längenfeld.

FC Schalke 04, Training, 05.08.2020

Hard work in Tirol: 28 players travel to Längenfeld

The Royal Blues are starting the second stage of preparations ahead of a demanding 2020/21 season. Head coach David Wagner’s side travel to Längenfeld on Friday (21/8). The squad will take part in their second and final training camp in Austria until 29th August, before the new season gets underway in the middle of September with the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

200810_wagner

David Wagner: I liked our intensity

David Wagner is pleased about how the training camp in Herzlake is going, including the team’s performance in the first friendly of the season against VfL Osnabrück. “During this first week we have managed to put into practice everything that we discussed beforehand,” said the head coach. As the camp comes to an end, the players have had to continue to push themselves as far as possible. “The final session with Werner Leuthard was once again very tough,” said the 48 year old.