McKennie returns as 27 players travel to Mittersill

On Friday, the Royal Blues travelled to their second pre-season training camp in Mittersill, Austria. 27 players are a part of the squad looking to make the final tweaks ahead of the start of the competitive season in just under two weeks’ time.

Weston McKennie

Weston McKennie has joined back up with the squad after reaching the final of the Gold Cup with the USA national team. Meanwhile, Salif Sané, who reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, will join up with the squad back in Gelsenkirchen.

David Wagner

S04 trio eye up return to full team training

Daniel Caligiuri, Alessandro Schöpf and Mark Uth are all aiming to return to full training during the camp, after lengthy spells out on the sidelines. In the Royal Blues’ recent training camp in Herzlake, the three were forced to train individually. Nassim Boujellab and Ozan Kabak have also travelled despite their injuries.

Three players from Schalke’s youth academy, the Knappenschmiede, have also travelled with the squad. Görkem Can, Marcel Langer and Levent Mercan again join up with the team, having also participated in the Herzlake training camp and made regular appearances in recent friendlies.

Ozan Kabak

Three friendlies during the camp

Alongside intense training sessions, David Wagner’s side will also play three friendlies in Austria. On Monday 29th, FC Bologna will face Schalke in Kitzbühel at 18:00 CEST. Four days later, the Royal Blues will compete in a double-header of friendlies when they play Alanyaspor at 14:00 CEST and Villarreal at 18:00 CEST.

The following have travelled:

Goalkeepers: Michael Langer, Alexander Nübel, Markus Schubert

Defence: Görkem Can, Jonas Carls, Ozan Kabak, Jonjoe Kenny, Matija Nastasic, Bastian Oczipka, Benjamin Stambouli

Midfield: Nassim Boujellab, Daniel Caligiuri, Amine Harit, Marcel Langer, Omar Mascarell, Weston McKennie, Levent Mercan, Alessandro Schöpf, Suat Serdar, Sebastian Rudy

Attack: Guido Burgstaller, Ahmed Kutucu, Rabbi Matondo, Benito Raman, Fabian Reese, Steven Skrzybski, Mark Uth

Anzeige
Anzeige
Anzeige

Share page

You may also be interested in

200825_schneider

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.

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.