FC Schalke 04 continue to stumble through the Bundesliga second half! On Saturday it set for “royal blue” 0: 4 (0: 1) against promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf. This is the worst record for the district club since 1983 perfect. The strongest performance is on Schalke side only after the final whistle.
You have to bring that first. In Dortmund Fankreisen that would be classified under the heading “test of courage” or “joke to bachelor party”. After the 0: 4 (0: 1) goes Schalkes coach Domenico Tedesco (33) in the raging northern curve in the Veltins Arena.
With apologetic gestures and stony eyes, the critically-minded coach tries to tame the people’s anger. A sad picture at the end of a desolate game for “royal blue”.
Many observers see the fact that the Schalke players have not followed their coach in the difficult corner into the corner as a clear indication that the band between Tedesco and the runner-up team is torn. “This gesture,” says manager Legend Reiner Calmund, 70, of Sky, “I apologize for saying he’s sorry, what my team has offered you all today. You cannot change that, but it has style. “
For 6 games Schalke 04 is waiting for a victory. The last 3 home games (against Gladbach, Freiburg and Dusseldorf) you remain without your own goal. This is set club record negative. In the last two games you conceded against Mainz 05 and Fortuna Dusseldorf a total of 7 goals.
23 points from 24 games mean the worst Schalke season performance in 36 years! The Rumpel football, the 1982/83 season stars such as Norbert Nigbur, Bernard Dietz, Wolfram Wuttke († 2015) and Werner Lorant deliver, incidentally ends on the relegation place and the descent in 2 duels against Bayer 05 Uerdingen…
“I cannot imagine that it is the first official act of Jochen Schneider to fire the coach,” says former Schalke professional and Vice World Champion Christoph Metzelder, “Tedesco has stood in front of the team.”
Metzelder goes on to say, “I’ve seen it myself and I know how hard it is for players to make those last 15 yards to the curve, that’s an outlet for the fans and you have to endure that as a player.”
For Tedesco, his journey into the troubled Schalke turn is not a feat, but a necessity. “That was the least we could do today,” says the ailing runner-up coach later in the Sky interview, “we cannot be proud of this achievement, we were discouraged and inhibited.”
However, he does not think of a voluntary resignation: “I am not one who pisses himself off.”
Last Saturday, Schalke just before the weak performance at Mainz 05 announced the separation of sports director Christian Heidel (55).
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