Also with Stevens, Schalke is on the precipice


FC Schalke 04 is presented under coach Huub Stevens in a desolate state. The 65-Year-old is not able yet to give the Team a structure that it can be successful.

Huub Stevens had placed a face, can not describe it clearly would have been his state of mind was. It’s a diabolical Grin on his face was visible, the left no more questions. “I hope that all have the eyes for the Situation. I mean all, not just the players,” said Stevens after the 2:5 against 1899 Hoffenheim.

The relegation battle of the Schalke is the only theme that is currently in Gelsenkirchen relevant. And Stevens called on his Statement all the help that this Situation can be survived. Apparently, he would wish for more support. Stevens, however, must be first and foremost the one who will bring the salvation of the club to the end. So far, he interacts with rather mixed success.

In mid-March, a sigh of Relief went through the black community. Stevens, the old to man, of the century, coach of the club, would it was to teach the collective opinion. With his experience of the low countries would be a difficult team, with so many different nationalities and characters already know somehow to handle. Who else besides Stevens? It was heard in and around Gelsenkirchen.

Hardly Success

Now, about five weeks later, the balance of the 65-year-old interim coaches hardly better than the one that had been handed over to his predecessor, Domenico Tedesco. In six games, Stevens succeeded with his Team only a victory – a happy success in the case of a relegation candidate, Hannover 96 (1:0). When you also have a strong descent vulnerable 1.FC Nuremberg (1:1) were able to hijack the Schalke a point – also very happy. Otherwise, it continued, were mostly highly deserved. Also with Stevens, Schalke is on the precipice.

Stevens had already been a few days, after he had gained the first impressions from the training sessions with his “new” Team, its “most serious task since I talked to coach me.” After all, with this view, Stevens was apparently correct. Otherwise, not the 65-Year-old to miss out on this Ex-Manager Christian Heidel inadequate and little knowledgeable-put-together team in a line.

Runner Of Deficits

Stevens tried to find the problem areas and eliminate them. Nabil Bentaleb. The midfield – and, to date, a regular player all the hardness Stevens’ got to feel and is now only a substitute. Or Yevhen Konoplyanka. The winger also plays hardly a role. Instead, it will be used by Stevens ‘ players from the U23. The team appears to be really in shape, and running to the opponents.

“If it’s not sitting between the ears, well, then, also in the legs,” said the coach. Stevens wants to leave no suspicion that he has taken on such defects of Tedesco. For this, he appreciates the young man. And yet he has to suffer. In the next week, the Schalke for the Ruhr Derby will have to compete with Borussia Dortmund.

In the Constitution of the Hoffenheim game, the pair is likely to face a similar Bust. Schalke can be happy that the relegation candidates Nürnberg, Hannover or VfB Stuttgart to occur in a similar desolate as the Schalker. This could be the huge plus point in a currently hopeless Situation for Schalke.