Schalke's Jens Keller: 'We won't be defensive against Galatasaray'

Schalke's head coach Jens Keller during on the touchline during the match against Hannover on January 18, 2013
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Schalke coach Jens Keller says that his side have to score against Galatasaray and urges the fans to get behind his players.

Schalke coach Jens Keller has insisted that his side will not take a defensive approach against Galatasaray in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

The German club will host their Turkish counterparts with the advantage of an away goal, having drawn the first leg 1-1 in Istanbul last month.

"We must not make the mistake of dropping too deep," he told reporters on Monday. "Galatasaray have too much quality in attack and are too dangerous.

"That's why we will not play a waiting game but will try to score ourselves. I am sure there will be a good number of Turkish fans inside the stadium, and with that I expect our fans to create a great atmosphere."

Schalke warmed up for Tuesday's match with a 2-1 home win against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim on the touchline on December 5, 2012
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