David Wagner has waxed lyrical about Benjamin Stambouli.
|Benjamin Stambouli.||Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Schalke 04 coach David Wagner admits he has been surprised by how well Benjamin Stambouli has played as a centre-back this season.
"'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.