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Schalke promotion fight: Drexler: “Need luck – also because of Corona”

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Dominick Drexler has already risen once with 1. FC Köln. He wants to repeat that with the S04. But Corona could mess everything up.

Moved in the summer Dominick Drexler from the 1. FC Cologne to the FC Schalke 04. After a rather mixed first half series for him, he is against in time for the start of the rest of the second half of the season after his muscle injury in his thigh Holstein Kiel fit again. Thus, the midfielder who played at S04 had lined up to Simon terodde to feed with flanks, to be part of the Royal Blues squad again on Sunday.

13 of 18 possible games, one goal and two assists. Dominick Drexler’s balance sheet after six months at Schalke can be expanded. In an interview with the “Express”, the native of Bonn explains why he didn’t really get going before the injury slowed him down and he believes that the corona virus will play a significant role in the promotion race.

It was difficult for him to leave 1. FC Köln in the summer – also because of a coach Steffen Baumgart. But after the commitment of Mark Uth – of all things from S04 – he saw little chance of playing. “After my move to Schalke, things continued incredibly quickly for me because the second division started earlier. You drag that along a bit because you lack the basics. It is all the better that I was able to take a deep breath and that we had a good preparation, ”said Drexler in the interview.

Now it is important to start well against his former Holstein Kiel club. “I’m looking forward to some familiar faces from the staff. For us as a team, the following applies: We have to get off to a good start and deal with the ghost game situation so that we can keep up with our competitors. That’s why we have to score! ”It is normal for the pressure to be great.

This was particularly well moderated by trainer Dimitrios Grammozis. “I think that the coach is always the same and has stayed with himself. It was important that, like in Cologne, we got players who didn’t experience the relegation. If you are not in the top three as FC Schalke, nobody is satisfied. Not the coach, not the players, and not even the fans. In a club like Schalke or Cologne there is always pressure on the kettle, “said Drexler. “I am eager to play the Bundesliga again.”

In the last few games, the team has recovered a bit from the dependency on goal scorer Simon Terodde, but it is good that he is now back after his injury and Covid break. In general, the virus will play a major role in the fight for promotion places. “Because the virus can mix things up,” the 31-year-old knows. “On the one hand, it will depend on who can best cope with the subject of ghost games. I still remember how difficult it was for us at FC. On the other hand, a corona outbreak before decisive games can brutally change the balance of power and thus the initial situation. If key players are missing in key games, there may not be time to catch up. “

It is important that you get out of winter well, if you let up now, it will be difficult. And then you still have to have a lot of staying power. We have to be there, but we also need a little luck. Especially because of Corona

Dominick Drexler

The competition with eight teams who play relatively close together for promotion is tough anyway. It will stay tight until the end. “The important thing is to get out of winter well, if you let up now, it will be difficult. And then you still have to have a lot of staying power. We have to be there, but we also need a little luck. Especially because of Corona. “

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