Schalke captain has expressed his desire to stay at the club and remain loyal to his ‘responsibility as captain’.
has been linked with a move to Spanish sideValencia
in the recent weeks but the player has stated in a new interview with
that he wishes to stay atSchalke
"If the club shows me the door, I will have to leave,"
"any interest [from another club] can be considered a compliment. Having made these statements, he emphasized that a move wasn't on his mind.
"My wish is to remain here and help out Schalke,
"I consider it my responsibility, especially as captain. I'm not one of those to abandon ship when things get rough. I wish to fight on to see this situation out."
Mascarell inherited the team’s captain armband fromAlexander Nubel
who left the club with a free transfer to Bayern Munchen in the summer. Sead Kolasinac has recently returned to Schalke and served as the team’s captain in their Saturday match againstHoffenheim
in Mascarell’s absence. Schalke are currently in danger of being relegated but Mascarell says he wishes to stay and help his team through hard times.
"The club knows that I want to stay and make my contribution,"
The 27-year-old told the Spanish newspaper.