At the 2-1 victory against Hannover 96 last Saturday Marius Lode was for the first time for FC Schalke 04 in the starting eleven. Even in the season finale, the winter newcomer wants to play an important role and to celebrate the fans with the climb something.

“If you play for a club like Schalke, of course, it is so that the entire city, the fans and the staff deserved it,” said the defense man of the “WAZ”. Nevertheless, the Norwegian acknowledged that it became “a hard task” for Schalke, in the last seven games still to promote a rise place.

Currently, the royal blue shows fourth place in the 2nd Bundesliga – a point behind Darmstadt on the relegation place, but already four meters behind the lace duo FC St. Pauli and Werder Bremen.

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Lode, who came in January free transfer from FK Bodø / Glimim, but does not want to work too much with the competition: “We can not control what the other teams do, but can develop us as well as we want and so our destiny Even decide, “says the 29-year-old.

Marius Lode talks about coach change at FC Schalke 04

Since the beginning of March, Interim Trainer Mike Büsken has been responsible for a new exercise leader on Schalke for the project recruitment.

According to Lode, however, the change from ex-coach Grammozis to his co-trainer did not change too much in the daily processes. “We smiled a bit. Sometimes it takes a new speech,” he commented on the coach change.

For him personally, the changes on the sideline meant a position change. Against Hanover, the legal foot moved to the unusual right backside. “It was a good experience to play on the right side. I think it’s okay,” Lode said about his own appearance.

Nevertheless, he hopes that he will not become the continuous solution on the defensive outer train. “I prefer to play in the domestic defense. That’s the position I’ve played in recent years.”