After seven games in the Bundesliga, FC Schalke 04 still don’t really know where they stand. The points gained by the promoted team is moderate, as are the performances, but 14th place is a positive snapshot. According to S04 legend Olaf Thon, a significant increase is still needed.

    Due to the narrow but deserved 1-0 defeat in the Revierderby at BVB last weekend, FC Schalke 04 missed the chance to break away from the bottom of the table.

    As so often this season, coach Frank Kramer’s team put up a passionate fight, but left a lot to be desired in terms of football.

    Thon classifies the tactics of FC Schalke at BVB

    The royal blue club idol Olaf Thon is also divided in the assessment of the past few weeks.

    “In terms of points, there could have been more,” said the 56-year-old on the sidelines of Schalke’s friendly win at FC Gütersloh (3-0) on Thursday.RevierSport“The win against Bochum was definitely important. And you could also see that in Dortmund they kept up well in terms of coverage.”

    In terms of play, however, the Gelsenkirchen team had no chance against their archrival. A circumstance that makes Thon ponder.

    “That’s the way we play so far, that you have little possession of the ball,” explained the former national player, who showed understanding for putting more on the defensive against a top opponent like BVB, but at the same time stated: “What all the As far as games are concerned, we have to get to having more possession than the opposition.”

    FC Schalke 04 “must get close to 50 percent”

    Above all in the upcoming, trend-setting home game against FC Augsburg, Thon hopes that Schalke will “take control of the game and try to put the opponents under pressure in their half, so that the strengths of our players like Terodde and Polter can then be used bring to.”

    Always relying on protection and counterattacks is dangerous. “You can sometimes have little possession of the ball and win. But in the long run you have to get close to 50 percent,” emphasized the great squire.

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