Despite the 0:3 defeat at FC Schalke 04, a kind of spirit of optimism could be felt in the past few days. The performance was encouraging, the team finally played with passion and showed good approaches on the offensive.
A heavy setback followed against RB Leipzig. FC Schalke 04 made a fool of themselves with 1:6 in front of their own fans in the Veltins Arena. The appearance of his team caused a lack of understanding for coach Thomas Reis. The S04 coach hit the table properly after the bankruptcy.
FC Schalke 04: Rice pissed off
A lack of tackling, poor positional play, a lack of will – against RB Leipzig there was no sign of Schalke’s refreshing performance from the weekend. Coach Thomas Reis therefore did not mince his words at the press conference afterwards. “It was an absolutely disappointing performance. We couldn’t repeat the way we played in Frankfurt for a second,” Reis complained.
Then the S04 coach became even clearer: “If you don’t accept any duels in the first half and let the opponent run at the decisive moment, then you have to honestly say that if you were to repeat the performance, you wouldn’t have anything in the Bundesliga search. We know we can do better.”
Reis apologizes to the fans
On behalf of his players, he then addressed his words to the fans: “I can only apologize to the audience. You can’t present yourself like that at home.” They reacted to the first half (0:4) with whistles and temporarily stopped supporting after the break.
Next Sunday, FC Schalke 04 will continue again. Then 1. FC Köln is waiting. “You have to show a different face on Sunday. We have to find those who have a clear head again, who accept the duels in order to be successful,” said Reis. After all, new signing Tim Skarke will probably be on the pitch for Schalke for the first time on Sunday.