BVB boss: 'I don't want Schalke to get relegated'
BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke would be disappointed to see Schalke 04 get relegated.
Borussia Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke says he hopes local rivals Schalke 04 will avoid relegation.
Schalke are sitting 15th in the table with four games left to play this season - six points clear of 16th-placed VfB Stuttgart in the relegation play-off spot.
And speaking ahead of Saturday's Revierderby between Dortmund and Schalke 04, Watzke says he crosses his fingers that 'The Royal Blues' will ultimately stay in the league.
"I don't want Schalke to get relegated. The Bundesliga needs Schalke and our derbies," Watzke told Bild and added:
"Schalke don't have to save the season in a derby, but need to make sure that they stay in the league - and preferably not against us if it's up to me."
Watzke and Dortmund are sitting second in the Bundesliga - one point behind Bayern München.