“It’s about entitlement and honor”
Schalke 04 is ashamed of the last few months
November 28, 2023, 10:14 a.m
FC Schalke 04 is also stuck in the basement in the 2nd Bundesliga, the club’s fans are angry and the players are ashamed. At least that’s what they say in a letter to the members, in which the team and those responsible make declarations of war with great humility.
After FC Schalke 04’s once again embarrassing performance, the board of directors, supervisory board and players of the second division soccer team apologized in a letter to the club members and promised improvement. In the 3-5 defeat in Düsseldorf on Saturday, many visiting fans left the stadium early and no longer supported the team.
“We know the seriousness of the situation. We are aware that the upcoming games are of fundamental importance,” said the special letter to members on Monday. For the next important game against bottom-placed VfL Osnabrück, the team’s expectations were clearly communicated: “Full concentration, total passion and three points for the Royal Blues.”
The supervisory board and board of directors were self-critical after 13 points and 16th place so far. “Mistakes were made in the composition of the squad, some ideas didn’t work out – we bear responsibility for that. As the club’s management, we will do everything we can to correct undesirable developments during the winter break. We will also act decisively when looking at possible squad changes.”
The professionals also promised the members in the further part of the letter that there would be improvement in the relegation battle. “We are ashamed of our performances in recent months. It is our duty to repay the trust you have placed in us.” It is time to get up again, analyze, use all means possible to find solutions and support each other. “It’s about the claim and honor of each individual, and we won’t stop fighting for it,” said the Schalke players.