Alexander Nubel reveals his Schalke frustrations

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 06: Goalkeeper, Alexander Nubel of Schalke 04 in action during the Group D match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Schalke 04 and Galatasaray at Veltins-Arena on November 6, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

German goalkeeper Alexander Nubel is tired of his role of the bench at Schalke 04 and wants an opportunity to show everyone what he’s capable of

The Germany U-21 international joined Schalke in 2016 from second division side SC Paderborn and has only made eight appearances altogether due to the fine form of the first-choice keeper and captain Ralf Fahrmann.

But Nubel got his chance on the big stage earlier this season by keeping a clean sheet in his Champions League debut at Galatasaray after Fahrmann withdrew with an adductor injury.

The fixture in Turkey was part of a six-match run that Nubel had in goal before Fahrmann returned and demoted the 22-year-old back on the bench.

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“I’ve been sitting on the bench for a few years now,” Nubel told Westline.

“Now, I want and have to play for a longer period of time – preferably week after week.

“For a year, fortunately, I have collected regular match practice in the under-21 national team, but of course, that’s different to playing in the Bundesliga. I want to show what I can do there too, but that’s difficult at Schalke.”

The young keeper added that he may go out on loan, but will first discuss his circumstances with his agent and Schalke.


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