David Wagner: Benjamin Stambouli has really surprised me
David Wagner has waxed lyrical about Benjamin Stambouli.
Schalke 04 coach David Wagner admits he has been surprised by how well Benjamin Stambouli has played as a centre-back this season.
|Benjamin Stambouli.||Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0|
"'Benji' has really surprised me - I hadn't had him in mind as a centre-back in our back four," Wagner said at a press conference today, as quoted by the club.
"He was exceptional against Paderborn. I think the way he's been playing recently is fantastic," he continued.
Stambouli has started in all of Schalke's games under David Wagner so far.