Hoogland proud despite Madrid loss

Schalke defender Tim Hoogland believes that his side exited the Champions League ‘with their heads held high’.

The Bundesliga outfit crashed out of Europe after going down 3-1 to Real Madrid this evening, 9-2 on aggregate.

“We wanted to exit the competition with our heads raised high and I think we managed that,” he told reporters.

“Our 1first half performance was good and we even created several chances to score.

“The Champions League chapter is over for us this season but we have nothing to be ashamed of.

“Ronaldo and Bale are world class players. It was a great experience to play against them.”

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