Shkodran Mustafi may not play again this season, according to reports in Germany, after he was dropped for Schalke’s match this weekend.

13.03.2021, Fussball, Saison 2020/2021, 1. Bundesliga, 25.Spieltag, VfL Wolfsburg - FC Schalke 04, Shkodran Mustafi FC Schalke 04 Tim Rehbein/RHR-FOTO
13.03.2021, Fussball, Saison 2020/2021, 1. Bundesliga, 25.Spieltag, VfL Wolfsburg – FC Schalke 04, Shkodran Mustafi FC Schalke 04 Tim Rehbein/RHR-FOTO

Over the weekend, former Gunner Shkodran Mustafi was dropped by FC Schalke for “sporting reasons”, with the club confirming that was the reason for his absence against Bayer Leverkusen.

In their post, Schalke suggested Mustafi would get another chance to prove himself in training this week, but reports from Germany suggest he may have played his last minute for the club.

Bild report that Schalke manager Dimitrios Grammozis feels let-down by Shkodran Mustafi, and may not play the defender again this season. Schalke have seven games left as they face near-certain relegation from the Bundesliga.

Schalke conceded 13 goals in their last four games with Mustafi in the starting lineup, and the German international scored one of those goals himself.

That’s not to say Schalke are much better without him, however. They still lost 2-1 to Leverkusen on Saturday, but at least that’s a slight improvement on their previous 3-0 and 5-0 defeats to Gladbach and Wolfsburg.

You’d imagine it’s up to Mustafi to prove he deserves another chance now. The 28-year-old has a contract until the end of the season, and there’s little doubt he’ll be moving on afterwards.

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