After the 1-0 defeat of FC Schalke 04 at Arminia Bielefeld and the associated relegation from the Bundesliga, S04 team manager Gerald Asamoah caused an emotional outburst.
“You have experienced so much and seen so much. We already knew what to expect, but when you realize now that it is over, it is already brutal. I’ve been with the club for over 20 years and never dreamed of that such a time will come at some point. Words fail me, “said Asamoah with a cracked voice and tears in his eyes Sky.
“I’m not doing well and I can imagine how many Schalke players are now sitting at home in front of the television and crying. We have all disappointed and everyone who was part of this team has to question themselves. It’s just disappointing. It was clear that that we are in a bad position and then you play in Bielefeld and lose 1-0 after we played a shitty game against Freiburg last week and I just expected this team to show a reaction, “the 42-year-old continued.
As the bottom of the table, Schalke has just 13 and thus half the points of 1. FC Köln, which occupies the penultimate place. Four days before the end of the game, the Royal Blues’ first relegation to the Bundesliga since 1988 has been confirmed.
“If someone says he gave everything, then I don’t know what I would do with this person. It’s just that we have all disappointed,” said Asamoah, who wore the Schalke jersey from 1999 to 2011 .