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Sport Leon Goretzka on Schalke's situation: "It hurts at the moment"

19:10  06 march  2021
19:10  06 march  2021 Source:   90min.de

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Leon Goretzka has not been particularly popular with FC Schalke 04 fans since he left the . In an interview with Bundesliga.com, however, the German international revealed that he is following the current situation of his ex-club with great concern.

ANP Sport/Getty Images © Provided by 90min ANP Sport / Getty Images "It hurts at the moment, like everyone who is connected to Schalke. You don't want to admit it," said Goretzka in an interview before the classic duel against Borussia Dortmund. "I don't want to talk about the reasons, I can't because I'm so far away, but there isn't a football fan in Germany who wants Schalke relegated. It's a great club that belongs in the Bundesliga and that represents what the Bundesliga is all about. We have to hope for the best. "

The 26-year-old also spoke about his last year at Schalke - and his coach at the time: "Domenico Tedesco was definitely a very important coach for me when I was at Schalke, he taught me a lot tactically and we had a very successful time together."

Goretzka, who played 147 competitive games for FC Schalke and became one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe during this time, is now one of Bayern's permanent staff and top performers. Meanwhile, his ex-club has to fear relegation as a knocked-down bottom of the table.

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