Although Schalke 04 remains bottom of the table, Dominick Drexler sees a "huge chance" of staying up. He describes the "impact" of the club as a great strength.
When the Bundesliga returns in three weeks, Schalke will have to face the bitter reality and the difficult starting position: they are stuck at the bottom of the table - five points behind 17th place.
It is foreseeable that the targeted relegation will be a big challenge. In order to stay in the Bundesliga at the end of the season, you need a little football miracle in view of the points you have scored so far.
Dominick Drexler, on the other hand, does not seem to assess the situation for royal blue so bleakly. To make up for the current gap to the competition, he described to the portal transfermarkt as "feasible". He made it clear: "With the power that the club has, there is a huge chance of staying up in the league."
The team can build on the support of the fans, but at the same time have to be aware of the obligation to deliver, Drexler continued.
The reason for his continued optimism: Thomas Reis and the changes that have come with it.
"We've made some changes with the new coach: we play more man-oriented in the center, which means we get into the pressing moments more. In the four games since the coach has been there, we've had really good momentum," he said Drexler. The style of play envisaged by Reis is appropriately "designed to survive in this league".
At the same time, he sees a style that suits Schalke: "If we internalize that even more, we can take our fans with us in the arena with this style of play, which is also very one-on-one." In addition, due to the relegation achieved by the coach last year, it was the “biggest plus that he can pass on the experiences and moments”.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Why Drexler sees a "huge chance" for Schalke to stay up.