Gelsenkirchen - The Kevin-Prince Boateng-effect shows no sign of dissipating at FC Schalke 04. The midfielder's third game for the club produced a third straight victory and another goal for the Ghanaian, this time in a 3-0 triumph over FC Steaua Bucuresti in the Royal Blues’ opening group stage encounter in the UEFA Champions League.

After defeating the Romanian champions, the 26-year-old expressed his pleasure at having won so convincingly, before looking ahead to the upcoming clash with FC Bayern München in the Bundesliga and a reunion with a certain family member.

Question:Kevin-Prince Boateng, congratulations on the victory against Steaua. What did you make of the match?

Kevin-Prince Boateng: I think we played excellently in the first half-hour; the only thing we didn’t do was score. In the second half we had a little bit of luck with Atsuto Uchida's long ball ending up in the back of the net, but after that we found our rhythm, had some good combination play and scored two more goals. We’re delighted to have won so convincingly.

Question: What did you make of Uchida’s rather strange goal?

Boateng: I was in the penalty box and made a run. Uchida wanted to find me but the ball went over my head and ended up going all the way in. In games like that you need that bit of luck.

Question: You made it 2-0 yourself after a great pass from Julian Draxler.

Boateng: It was a fantastic assist and I told him as much afterwards. That’s what a No10 does. When he received the ball, I knew he was going to play me in.

Question: Towards the end of the tie the fans begin to sing about the match against FC Bayern this weekend.

Boateng: I noticed that, yes. The supporters had a lot of fun and they’re really excited about Saturday.

Question: How will the team approach the fixture against Bayern?

Boateng: I can only say that we’re ready for it and will step out on to the field with confidence. We have brilliant fans behind us, so it’s going to be an interesting match.

Question: And an interesting sibling rivalry. How much are you looking forward to playing against your brother Jerome?

Boateng: We’re both really looking forward to it. It’s obviously great that we can both play against each other at such a high level. And of course I hope to be leaving the pitch as the winner.

Question: How much contact will you have with him in the next few days?

Boateng: We’ve spoken to each other and sent a few messages, sure. But now the preparation for the game begins, and for 90 minutes we won’t be brothers.

Question: You play in attack and he is a defender, so you could be competing with each other directly. Do you approach a challenge differently when the opponent is your brother?

Boateng: No, and I’ve told him that I’ll be disappointed with him if he doesn’t give 100 per cent when he challenges me. That’s what I'll be doing to him.

Question: Have you already planned something for after the match?

Boateng: We’ll definitely be swapping shirts. After that we’ll see what happens.

Markus Hoffmann reporting from Gelsenkirchen