Prior to the upcoming division against the BVB, Naldo takes his teammates on duty. Although the Routinier has lost his regular place at the Bundesliga Schalke 04, the Brazilian’s word in the cabin still carries weight.
“We must make Schalke proud again”, Naldo made a clear appeal to the team in front of the district camp against Borussia Dortmund.
The importance of the former head of defense remaining on Schalke also illustrates a half-time claim by the 36-year-old on the recent home victory against the first. FC Nuremberg.
“He has addressed motivating words to us and said that we need to have more courage. In order to defend more forward and be more aggressive,”left defender Bastian Oczipka betrayed the game in the Mixed Zone. Words that have not failed to take effect. The buttons rolled over the first. FCN formally and celebrated a 5:2 victory.
FC Schalke 04 threatens descent struggle
Yet the royal flowers are currently seventeen points behind the table leader from Dortmund. In addition, the downward battle threatens: Only four points separate the switches from the release rank.
Naldo is one of the faces of the S04 crisis in the meantime. While the inner defender led the buttons in last season as undisputed leader in the defense to the vice-championship, During the current season the Brazilian lost his regular spot.
The last five league games Naldo sat on the bench over the full playing time.
Praise from Tedesco and Heidel
Nevertheless Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco recently underlined the important role of the defender: “We have held many talks. Naldo is an outstanding personality on and next to the square. He is important to us “whether he plays or not.”
Sports Board Christian Heidel also emphasized the qualities of the long-time S04 professional.” As a person, as a type and as a character, he is simply not to be thought away from here. He plays an immensely important role outside and also on the field,”praised the 55-year-old.