Schalke in crisis: Tönnies warns of crash

Schalke 04 is in crisis after the strong first half of the season. The King’s Blues are threatening to lose the European Cup.

At the Ernst Kuzorra Platz, Schalke 04 has freshly polished up its glorious past, but Clemens Tönnies is more concerned about the present. “We have to be careful that we achieve the goals we have set ourselves internally,” warned the head of the Königsblauen supervisory board when, together with Schalker heroes such as Klaus Fischer and Olaf Thon, he inaugurated the faithfully rebuilt entrance portal of the Kampfbahn Glückauf.

In the stadium in the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, the Königsblauen around the legendary Kuzorra with its “roundabout” had experienced their most successful time and celebrated seven German championships.