Leroy Sane scored Schalke's equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt on Matchday 11 - © imago / Eibner
Leroy Sane scored Schalke's equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt on Matchday 11 - © imago / Eibner
Bundesliga

Sane: 'I'm fired up for the derby!'

After salvaging a point for FC Schalke 04 with his equaliser against FC Ingolstadt 04, Leroy Sane is already looking forward to next Sunday's clash against Borussia Dortmund - the first Revierderby of Sane's career.

Following Saturday's draw, the 19-year-old spoke to the assembled press about his team's difficulties against Ingolstadt, being Schalke's top scorer this season and how he has been gripped by total derby fever.

Question: Leroy Sane, how come Schalke could only draw this weekend?

Leroy Sane: We struggled in the first half, even though we did create a few chances. We lacked that extra will to win every tackle and go after the goals.

Question: Why was that the case?

Sane: We didn't underestimate Ingolstadt. We knew before the game that they are a very strong team. We were fully concentrated, but somehow it still just didn't click. We did a lot better in the second half, though.

Question: What did the coach say to the team at half time?

Sane: He said that we had to improve. That we had to start winning tackles and one-on-ones, and then our whole game would work better.

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