“We play soccer, that’s our business. If we can’t do that, then we have no income. And if a company has no income, that’s bad. “ Jochen Schneider, Schalke’s sports director, recently assured.Schalke, after having performed poorly last season (fourteenth in the Bundesliga), has returned this year to the positions it usually occupies, which give access to European competitions. He is currently sixth and, although he has far the Champions League positions, The goal is to return to Europe next year to begin to recover from the sports crisis that it went through. The serious situation in Europe due to the coronavirus is affecting football. With the competitions suspended, the clubs have difficulties to assume the enormous amount of expenses that suppose the chips of the soccer players. Without income, the accounts don’t add up. For this reason, the Schalke footballers have taken a step forward: They have proposed to the directive to lower their wages by 30% during the time this situation lasts. The leaders had asked for an effort and it has been Omar Mascarell, the team captain since January, who has transferred the decision of the staff to the leaders. The Spanish proposed this option to the rest of the team captains, who also viewed it with good eyes. After consulting with the other colleagues, they communicated their decision.Mascarell is in Tenerife these days, because all this serious situation caught him on his land recovering from an injury he suffered in the abductors. Despite being far away, his status as captain has put him at the forefront of the squad to speak with those responsible for the club. The final decision, led by the Spanish, has been to lower wages to help the team in this delicate situation.