According to club icon Olaf Thon, the chances of FC Schalke 04 rise to the direct rewriting into the Football Bundesliga.

“I’m always torn, even from current results,” said Thon on the edge of the NRW traditional master of the “WAZ”. “But now something seems to grow in the short time.”

Schalke had separated from coach Dimitrios Grammozis after the 3-4 home to Hansa Rostock at the beginning of March. Under interim successor Mike Büsken, the royal blue afterwards had celebrated two victories against FC Ingolstadt (3: 0) and Hannover 96 (2: 1).

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“It’s always bad when a coach is released during a season. Dimitrios Grammozis has given his best and has created a foundation,” said Thon. “But Mike Bükens also has that he can step in an emergency. He has done that, and he has gained two victories, even though he was in quarantine at first at home. I have a feeling that the team won on self-confidence Has.”

The Schalke must confirm your upswing under Büskens now after the fible break with a victory with the relegation candidate Dynamo Dresden.

Then, according to Thon, the climb within reach. “I do not want to say that we can do that, we want to do it. And the team has shown with a great reaction that it is possible”.

Good chances for FC Schalke 04

The UEFA Cup winner of 1997 also referred to the narrow table constellation in the 2nd Bundesliga: “Werder Bremen and the FC St Pauli currently have the best run. But Nuremberg is also up and the HSV is not written down for a long time. The Hamburgers only play against opponents that are below. “

Schalke, on the other hand, still have duels with the top teams, including Werder and St. Pauli, so Thon: “That means we have good opportunities first, second or third.”