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Schalke player strokes kitten that interrupted their pre-season training session
(Image: Twitter/Schalke 04 USA)

VIDEO: Kitten interrupts Schalke’s pre-season training

Greeted with friendly strokes.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Cath
🇺🇸 Cat
🇩🇪 Katze (f)

164. It's not often your pitch invader is a 'cath'! 😻#DailyWelsh #CatContent #SchalkeUS🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/c9mvplN1e5

— Schalke 04 USA🇺🇸 (@s04_us) July 18, 2019

This kitten was made to feel welcome when it interrupted a pre-season training session for German Bundesliga side Schalke 04.

Manager David Wagner, formerly of Huddersfield Town, was putting his players through their paces ahead of the 2019-20 campaign when the feline intruder appeared.

https://twitter.com/MckimmyStephen/status/1152013906157510657

It was greeted with friendly strokes, providing a welcome distraction from what was no doubt a gruelling workout.

Schalke begin the new season away to SV Drochtersen/Assel in the DFB Cup on August 10th before going to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the league the following week.