BVB: This is what Hans-Joachim Watzke says about the possible return of FC Schalke
On Saturday evening, FC Schalke can make the return to the Bundesliga perfect after a painful year in the lower house. This also triggers feelings with the neighboring neighbor and arch -rival in Dortmund. BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke can hardly wait.
After a year of the derby break, the duel black and yellow against royal blue will be returning to the big Bundesliga stage in the coming season.
FC Schalke has two points ahead of the relegation place two games before the end of the second division season. A victory in the top game against FC St. Pauli on Saturday evening and the recurrence of the narrow is perfect. Even with a tie, FC Schalke would only theoretically take the return to the upper house on the 34th matchday.
At the royal blue arch rival in Dortmund, they are already keeping their fingers crossed for the Schalkern. “I would be extremely happy if Schalke returns to the Bundesliga,” BVB Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke told “Sky” to Friday.
for the 100th time BVB vs. Schalke?
Watzke explained that a Schalke return to the Bundesliga would also play in the hands of Borussia Dortmund just six months before the relegation of the narrow. At that time the BVB boss told the “kicker”: “I keep my fingers crossed-regardless of the importance of the district derby. Because: Schalke is one of the clubs that enliven the Bundesliga. For the attractiveness of the league it would be a drama, would descend Schalke. “
If they return to the upper house, a historical anniversary is waiting for the clubs and fans in the 2022/23 season. Then both clubs in the Bundesliga would meet for the 100th time. Schalke won 32 of the 98 Bundesliga derbies so far. 36 times the winner was called Borussia Dortmund. 30 games ended without a winner.