Bentaleb demoted to Schalke's under-23 team
Schalke 04's Nabil Bentaleb has been dropped to the U23s for disciplinary reasons.
Nabil Bentaleb has been demoted to Schalke 04's under-23 team 'due to disciplinary reasons,' the club have announced.
|Nabil Bentaleb celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal.||Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0|
The central midfielder will train with the U23 for an unspecified period of time, and the door remains open for him to return to the first-team squad.
Bentaleb, 24, is currently doing rehabilitation work as he eyes a return from a groin problem.
Schalke 04 recently appointed Huub Stevens interim coach for the rest of the season following the sacking of Domenico Tedesco as head coach.