Schalke has hardly experienced any good news in this season and in the meantime experienced another attack on Wednesday with the demise of Rudi Assauer, the former general manager. During this time the appearance of Ahmed Kutucu has offered fans the hope before the trip for facing Bayern Munich, the champions.
Kutucu has scored one time and with this, he seems to have breathed new life into the team’s attack as they defeated Fortuna Dusseldorf by 4–1 in the German Cup. This was the first start of the eighteen-year-old played for the senior team since he became a part of the team 7 years back.
The atmosphere before the match had been pretty somber as the home fans were mourning the death of the former manager who had turned out to be the face of the Ruhr Valley Club and had also celebrated the victory of the UEFA Cup in the year 1997 along with 2 German Cups. Thereafter, he passed away after being sick for a long time.
Following the game, the supporters had been celebrating the young Kutucu whose power, speed, and drive towards the goal is exactly what Domenico Tedesco, the coach requires in his team while they prepare to face Bayern Munich.
They are going to take to face Manchester City in the last 16 of the Champions League in this month. Schalke languishes in the twelfth place being 7 points above the relegation zone. They have scored twenty-four goals in twenty-two matches with is less than half of Borussia Dortmund, the leaders.