Monday, August 9, 2010

Good News and Bad News for Schalke 04

Real Murcia left-back Sergio Escudero joins the Royal Blues on a four year contract. He started his career at Betis Valladolid but was signed up by Real Murcia in the summer of 2008. He is one of the most sought after or most targeted by European clubs to sign-up being one of the upcoming Spain under-21 international.

As he wears the number three shirt for the Royal Blues team wear, he looks forward to playing in the Bundesliga and to playing the first match in front of adoring fans. He saw how great fan support is for Schalke. He wants to be in the first team and will be training hard for that. When asked why he chose Schalke over other clubs interested in signing him up, this is what he had to say:

Sergio Escudero in his new team wear

“The chance to win things and the way the club is run. The very first time I spoke to Felix Magath I got the feeling he was desperate to sign me. That impressed me greatly and gave me a good feeling right from the outset.”
On the other hand, Brazilian right-back Rafinha has transferred from Schalke to Serie A club Genoa after 5 years playing with the Royal Blues.

And for the really bad news:

Even after seeing the much improved playing of Schalke, it was not enough to win over Bayern Munich in the relaunched DFL Super Cup on Saturday. Although they got into a good start, Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose scored in the final 15 minutes. And though Magath really wanted the win and theSuper Cup trophy he could only say:

“But it was Bayern who got the goals. Ultimately they deserved to win on account of their first-half performance."
I feel really about Schalke losing to Bayern but I still love Schalke. Needless to say, congrats to Bayern and may the best team wins, next time. I may also do a write up about Thomas Müller next time....he is going good.

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