Max Meyer feels FC Schalke 04 are steadily improving this season as they head into week 11 in fifth place on the Bundesliga standings.
The seven-time German Champions have endured a massively indifferent season, with five wins, two draws and three losses.
But following two defeat in succession in September, Die Königsblauen remain unbeaten in October, having also claimed a DFP-Pokal victory ahead of being held 1-1 by VfL Wolfsburg last time out.
Schalke may well have claimed all three points against Wolfsburg before conceding a last-minute equaliser.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the 22-year-old admitted his side was close to making it four wins in a row.
He said: “It’s true, we were very close. It was probably a fair result after the second half performance – remember, Wolfsburg missed a penalty and it could very easily have already been 1-1.”
He added: “The Wolves were much improved in the second half and unfortunately we were more passive. We didn’t find space as well in the second half, while Wolfsburg grew into the match and showed their quality.
“I don’t think VfL’s actual ranking reflects their strengths. They have a lot of good footballers in their ranks and still haven’t lost a match under Martin Schmidt. That shows how difficult they are to beat – we came very close.
“The team has worked very well together so far. We’re improving week on week, and have a lot more to offer this season.”