Gelsenkirchen. FC Schalke 04 could not convince against TSG Hoffenheim once again. After the strong first half of the season, S04 now threatens to lose its international places.
Even for coach David Wagner things could get tight. The first supporters of FC Schalke 04 have already started to count Wagner.
FC Schalke: Wagner before the end?
A tired 1:1 against TSG Hoffenheim – that is definitely not enough for the fans of FC Schalke 04. Schalke were the better team in the first half and also took the lead through Weston McKennie, but after the break the Wagner team dropped back a lot.
In the 65th minute, “Königsblau” was still lucky, because the VAR spotted Hübner offside when he scored. But the warning shot did not help either. Only four minutes later the bell rang for a corner in the goal of the hosts.
Excluding the cup round of 16 against Hertha BSC (3:2), FC Schalke have been without a win for eight games. After the promising start against Borussia Mönchengladbach (2:0), things went steeply downhill. Until McKennie’s goal, S04 was without a goal for a whole month.
The 30 points from the first round were joined by just six in eight matches in the second half. Schalke is about to lose the good starting position and the criticism of coach David Wagner is getting louder and louder.