Zoff between Schalke and the “Sky”-expert Dietmar Hamann: the Manager of The Royal Blues, Christian Heidel, has reacted with incomprehension and irony to the harsh criticism of Hamann. “I don’t know what was going on with Hamann,” said Heidel after the victory in the second-round game of the DFB-Pokal at the 1. FC Köln (6:5 on penalties): “He has not understood it. He sits in the TV Studio and not on the bench.”
Hamann had criticized the world Cup on Sunday after the 0:0 RB Leipzig heavily for their defensive style of play. “Tedesco needs to take the next step and the team continue to develop. But when I see that, in contrast to the year-on-year,” said Hamann on the Schalke Coach Domenico Tedesco: “And they were last year is not good. It is time that Schalke is starting to play football.”
It, it upset Schalke in principle “a bit, that we were valued according to the game so unfair,” said Heidel, and stressed that the game was deliberately chosen: “All the teams that play in Leipzig. It was our goal but to score points there. We have achieved that. Even if it was not nice to look at.”
In the Cup game on Wednesday against Köln, Schalke was up to 88. Minute before Nabil Bentaleb, the compensation was achieved by a hand penalty. In the penalty shoot-out after extra time, the Cologne-born Mark Uth was sealed by, of all things, with his converted penalty.
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