Almost Alone, Platte
Gelsenkirchen – Schalke 04 For the young striker Felix Platte, playing in the Champions League against Real Madrid have been proud. And he almost marked his debut in the competition with a goal. Almost.
Platte did not make the list of the starter when Schalke entertain Madrid at the Veltins Arena, Thursday (19/02/2015) pm dawn. But when Klas Jan Huntelaar injured and had to be pulled out in the 33rd minute, the coach Roberto Di Matteo has no choice to play the Platte.
Hurricane injury makes the option to Matteo bit. Keep in mind, Schalke came with a limp due to a number of important players like Julian Draxler, Jefferson Farfan, Leon Goretzka, Ralf Fahrmann, and Chinedu Obasi enter the treatment room.
Platte admit was nervous. But the action was about to make Madrid conceded. In the 73rd minute, he received sodoran Atsuto Uchida in the penalty box and fired a hard shot.
The ball towards goal and almost scored fruitful if not hit the crossbar. If entered, the goal was probably going to be the one who remembered a lifetime considering this is his debut in the Champions League match.
“At first I was glad to get in the squad. I was really nervous when getting into the field. But fortunately I get a good first touch and successfully tuned to the game from there,” he said at the official site of UEFA.
“When I kick on the bar, to be honest I was thinking it would go into the goal,” he added.
This is the second game with the senior team Schalke Platte. Previous 19-year-old striker underwent when facing Eintracht Frankfurt debut last weekend.