Schalke’s defender Jean-Clair Todibo is pictured prior the German first division Bundesliga soccer match Schalke 04 v Borussia Moenchengladbach in Gelsenkirchen, on January 17, 2020. AFP
French defender Jean-Clair Todibo hopes to make his Schalke debut in opposition to Bayern Munich on the Allianz Arena this Saturday and assist maintain the Royal Blues within the race for the Bundesliga title.
Rated by Schalke coach David Wanger as “one of the best young central defenders in Europe”, the 20-year-old has joined on mortgage from Barcelona for the remainder of the season.
The Gelsenkirchen-based membership has an choice to make the transfer everlasting for 25 million euros ($28 million).
France Under-20 worldwide Todibo is eager for normal enjoying time at Schalke after a full week of coaching along with his new team-mates.
“Of course, I hope to play against Bayern Munich on Saturday. I came here to give my all for Schalke,” the centre-back stated Wednesday.
“I want to develop further and reach the Champions League with this team.”
Todibo could possibly be handed a begin in Munich with Schalke’s first-choice central defenders Salif Sane and Benjamin Stambouli out injured.
Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win for Bayern when the edges met in August, however fifth-placed Schalke are simply three factors behind the defending champions.
Schalke, who’ve by no means received the Bundesliga, have solely misplaced three league video games all season, however Bayern are unbeaten of their final 19 conferences.
Todibo stated he was impressed with the environment on the Veltins Arena as he watched the 2-0 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach from the bench final week.
“It was an amazing feeling and great support, I felt straight at home here.”