Domenico Tedesco praised his Schalke side as they closed in on the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray. Guido Burgstaller was the star of the show when scoring one and creating another for Mark Uth to keep Schalke second in Group D, two points behind Porto.
Two more points from the next two games will take them through, and Tedesco was a happy man after the game. “We are very happy with three important points today,” he said. “The games in the group are so tight, just as we thought before it started.
We thought that Galatasaray would improve after the first game, especially as they had a couple of absentees back in their team. “They are team with good players, who can really damage you when they are at full flow. We didn’t defend two of their counter attacks well enough in the first half.
“Alessandro Schöpf had a good chance to make it 2-0 but didn’t take it – of course they were then able to quickly counter attack down the side he was missing from. “We wanted to get in behind their defence tonight, which we managed to do a lot. Therefore, I think this win was fully deserved.”