You already call him Beckham: Ouwejan – Schalke have a flank god again |  Sports

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Ouwejan – Schalke have a cross god again!

As the “flank god from the coal pot”, Rüdiger Abramczik (66) is still an absolute Schalke legend today!

For years, “Abi” fed center forward Klaus Fischer (72) with templates from his right flank. Its dimensional flanks are famous. But “Ouwejan’s incendiary bombs” (quote Christoph Kramer from the Gladbach game) give Abramczik’s crosses a lot of competition…

Schalke has a flank god again!

► Thomas Ouwejan’s (25) statistics are impressive: he threw 17 balls into the opponent’s sixteen on the first two matchdays – top value in the league! Two out of three Schalke goals were created in this way.

And that despite the fact that the “Ouwejan risk” was still an issue before the season. Background: Coach Frank Kramer (50) uses Ouwejan as a left-back in a classic back four much more defensively than in the previous season, when he initiated most of the attacks as a left rail player.

The reality: Ouwejan is the linchpin and more Schalke playmaker than ever! The Dutchman has already had 121 ball possession phases, 44 more than pursuer Cedric Brunner (28) in second place. When asked by BILD, Kramer enthuses: “Thommy is sure of the ball, straightforward in his forward drive and always active. That’s why the players keep looking for him.”

Because the team love him and his magic left foot so much, Ouwejan is even called “Beckham” on the initiative of Memo Aydin (20).

If Ouwejan plays like real pop star David Beckham (47) in his prime, Schalke is definitely in the league…

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