The 58-year-old coach admits that "it is nice to dream" as his side draw level with the Bavarian heavyweights thanks to a convincing 3-1 victory over Stuttgart on Saturday
Though behind the Bavarians on goal difference, Stevens’ side overtook Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund to move into second place, albeit with the latter yet to play on Sunday.
The Dutchman was impressed by his team’s performance, telling reporters after the game: “I was surprised by how strongly we started.
“Tactically we played a very strong game. We now have as many points as Bayern and it is nice to dream.”
Joel Matip, Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Julian Draxler wrote their names into the scoresheet at the Veltins Arena, with Shinji Okazaki notching a late consolation for Stuttgart.
Schalke now look forward to travelling to 11th-placed Koln on January 28.
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