Gladbach - Schalke 04

Germany: Bundesliga
Gladbach F. Neuhaus (15), O. Wendt (36), M. Thuram (52), H. Wolf (80)
Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK4-1
Schalke 04 B. Raman (20)

Uth more hopeful after latest performance: "We'll get this course reversed"

By Peter Vice

Schalke midfielder Mark Uth took care not fall back on excuses following his side's 25th consecutive league match without a victory.

The 29-year-old who has taken it upon himself to serve as a vocal leader of the beleaguered club nevertheless struck a more optimistic tone after the latest defeat.

Mark Uth.
Mark Uth.Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

In stark contrast to last week, Mark Uth at least liked what he saw from his teammates in the opening half hour of their latest encounter. Uth himself looked spry and motivated for the first thirty minutes, assisting on Benito Raman's goal and nearly collecting one himself.

"I can never live with a defeat," Uth told the Sky microphones afterwards, "especially not today when we played well during the first half and probably deserved the 2-1."

Uth acknowledged that a "would have, could have" spiral never replaced an actual win and did admonish his team for "pulling the plug" on their efforts after Gladbach scored the third goal. "That I don't quite understand," Uth said, "we have to carry on in such situations, precisely because we did so many things right."

Fellow attacker Steven Skrzybski agreed, saying "When you look at the first half, it looks like progress." Skzybski also qualified his optimism by saying "but first steps don't help us. We shouldn't really be talking about steps at all."

Uth concluded his post-match interview by stating that he believed a turnaround was still possible. "At a certain point we'll get this course reversed."

1Yann Sommer (C)
19Valentino Lazaro ↩65
28Matthias Ginter
24Tony Jantschke
17Oscar Wendt
8Denis Zakaria ↩65
32Florian Neuhaus ↩81
7Patrick Herrmann
36Breel-Donald Embolo ↩71
10Marcus Thuram ↩71
14Alassane Pléa
21Tobias Sippel
16Ibrahima Traoré
3Michael Lang
18Stefan Lainer ↪65
30Nico Elvedi
6Christoph Kramer ↪65
11Hannes Wolf ↪71
13Lars Stindl ↪71
22László Bénes ↪81
Schalke 04
23Frederik Rønnow
2Kilian Ludewig
4Ozan Kabak
5Matija Nastasić
33Malick Thiaw
6Omar Mascarell (C)
8Suat Serdar
22Steven Skrzybski ↩81
7Mark Uth
9Benito Raman ↩63
43Matthew Hoppe ↩81
34Michael Langer
27Luca Schuler ↪81
3Hamza Mendyl
17Benjamin Stambouli
16Nassim Boujellab ↪81
28Alessandro Schöpf ↪63
37Münir Mercan
40Can Bozdogan
42Kerim Çalhanoğlu

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