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Schalke 04 boss demands improvement after 'unacceptable' 8-0 thrashing

By Rune Gjerulff

Schalke must show a reaction after their humiliating 8-0 loss to Bayern München, says head of sport Jochen Schneider.

Jochen Schneider.
Jochen Schneider.

Schalke 04 head of sport Jochen Schneider didn't sugarcoat things after his side's embarrassing 8-0 defeat against Bayern München in Friday's Bundesiga opener.

"Yesterday's performance in Munich was unacceptable, there are no two opinions about that. A Schalke team can't play like that. We weren't playing with the aggressiveness and cleverness needed against the current best team in the world. In addition, there were numerous individual mistakes," said Schneider.

Schalke coach David Wagner and his team now have a week to prepare for Saturday's home game with Werder Bremen, and Schneider demands to see a reaction.

"The coaching team around David Wagner will analyze the mistakes and address them clearly in order to then focus on the home game against Werder Bremen. We have to show the right reaction at home, hopefully in front of our fans. I expect a significant improvement in performance and the result should reflect that."

FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
4Niklas Süle
17Jérôme Boateng ↩72
21Lucas Hernández
18Leon Goretzka ↩51
6Joshua Kimmich
10Leroy Sané ↩72
25Thomas Müller ↩82
7Serge Gnabry ↩72
9Robert Lewandowski
26Sven Ulreich
35Alexander Nübel
19Alphonso Davies
41Chris Richards ↪72
8Javi Martínez
11Mickaël Cuisance ↪72
14Joshua Zirkzee ↪82
24Corentin Tolisso ↪51
42Jamal Musiala ↪72
Schalke 04
1Ralf Fährmann
13Sebastian Rudy
4Ozan Kabak
17Benjamin Stambouli (C)
24Bastian Oczipka
14Rabbi Matondo ↩65
8Suat Serdar ↩30
10Nabil Bentaleb
25Amine Harit ↩79
7Mark Uth
18Gonçalo Paciência ↩79
23Marcus Schubert
9Benito Raman ↪65
11Vedad Ibišević
15Ahmed Kutucu
22Steven Skrzybski ↪79
3Hamza Mendyl
31Timo Becker ↪79
28Alessandro Schöpf ↪30
33Malick Thiaw

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