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For coach Dimitrios (42) Grammozis and FC Schalke 04 it was a Bundesliga season to forget. After years of continuous downturn, the traditional club has finally reached absolute zero – it is the first descent in 30 years!

  • FC Schalke 04 is relegated to the 2nd division
  • S04 coach Dimitrios Grammozis criticizes the team
  • Shkodran Mustafi leaves Schalke

Grammozis has now sharply criticized the condition of the Schalke team: “I found a team that was mentally on the ground and had big physical problems,” he told the “Sport Bild”.

In his first game as Schalke coach against Mainz (0-0) the question was: “Which player can hold out a little longer with which cramps? That wasn’t a good picture, we weren’t competitive. “

FC Schalke 04: Grammozis criticizes the team

However, it would have been of no use to “dismantle the team in public,” said Grammozis. Because of the misery of injuries, there were hardly any alternatives.

“That’s why I decided for myself that I would protect the team from the outside world. But that must be clearly separated from internal criticism. Then Tacheles was talked about. ”

For the mission resurgence, the mix in the squad has to be right. “We need a lot of mentality and players who can handle pressure. But it is also clear: Just fighting alone is not enough, we also need boys who can really play football, ”explained Grammozis, who wants to lead the miners back to the upper house, the“ Sport Bild ”.

FC Schalke 04: Shkodran Mustafi says goodbye on social media

For the ex-national player Shkodran Mustafi (29), who came from Arsenal in winter, however, blue-white is over. The defender said goodbye with emotional words on social media.

“It was an intense second half of the season with unfortunately not a happy ending. I made a conscious decision to leave Schalke in February. I wanted to help this team avoid relegation. Unfortunately we didn’t make it, ”wrote Mustafi.

The former DFB defender played 13 games for the Knappen. It is still unclear where he will be headed for the coming season. (cw / dpa)

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