At FC Schalke 04 he experienced a horror time – now an ex-S04 professional has hit rock bottom
When the 2020 summer transfer window was about to close its doors, the magic FC Schalke 04 another surprise out of the hat. At the last minute, the miners loaned Kilian Ludewig from RB Salzburg.
But his year at FC Schalke 04 turns into a real horror time. Ludewig was gone again quickly. But there was no improvement for the 21-year-old – on the contrary. The professional experiences the next low point.
FC Schalke 04: Did the S04 change spoil Ludewig’s career?
The need on the defensive outside positions was great at Schalke before the start of the 20/21 season. On the right side, Timo Becker and S04 flop Sebastian Rudy are two players who have proven their strengths to die elsewhere.
Ludwig was supposed to close the gap. What started out promisingly quickly turned into a personal disaster for the native of Hamburg. If he was one of the starting XI, he fell victim to Schalke’s unsuccessfulness and found himself on the bench after six games.
Then came the shock at the end of the year: Ludewig suffered a metatarsal fracture. He had to take a break for around five months. During this time he had to watch the miners descend without a sound. When he was fit again at the end of the season, Ludewig still didn’t play a game in royal blue.
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It was hardly surprising that the loan ended after the horror year. Ludewig returned to Salzburg – where he is currently experiencing further blows in the neck. Did his lost year at Schalke make his career difficult for the long term?
Ludewig completely sidelined in Salzburg
He stood on the court across all competitions for a meager 107 minutes. If he was allowed to sit on the bench in the Champions League (no use), he was almost never called up in the league in the matchday squad and had to stew in the stands.
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The leaders of the Austrian Bundesliga no longer seem to have much use for the once so hopeful talent. The fact that he could hardly recommend himself at FC Schalke 04 and collect match practice should fit his part. There currently only seems to be a way out of the predicament with another change. (mh)