Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund has already missed two goals for the season: In the Champions League, BVB was over after the group stage, and in the DFB Cup, coach Marco Rose’s team was eliminated in the round of 16. Nevertheless, captain Marco Reus strengthens his coach.
National player Marco Reus is not satisfied with the course of the season so far. “No, absolutely not, we don’t need to beat around the bush,” he said in an interview with “Bild am Sonntag”. “The cup game in Hamburg was very, very weak. We started well in the Champions League and then lost three games in a row – and if that’s the case, you don’t deserve to be there.”
In the Bundesliga, the black and yellow rank second behind record champions FC Bayern, the current status is “okay”, said Reus before the upcoming top game on Sunday (3:30 p.m.) against Bayer Leverkusen. “We rarely had more points at this point in the season,” he explained, looking at the 43 points after 20 games.
It is clear that BVB absolutely has to improve in order to somehow be able to overtake FC Bayern. The Rose-Elf “simply have to show more footballing consistency. Otherwise it just won’t be enough to be in front of Bayern after 34 match days”.
However, the leading player did not want to criticize the Dortmund coach. Rose had arrived at the Revierklub, his start was not easy due to many injuries in the squad. “The coach is good for the whole team. He brings in fresh energy, stands for a courageous game philosophy. Internalizing this down to the last detail is a process. And it’s still ongoing.”
Reus would like to extend at BVB
Marco Reus made no secrets about his own future. He would love to extend his contract in Dortmund, which runs until 2023. “It is well known that I feel very comfortable here and that this club is very important to me.”
No talks have been held yet, but Reus made it clear: “I’ve already extended my contract twice, especially at times when things weren’t going particularly well in terms of sport. So why shouldn’t I do it now?” A career end at Borussia Dortmund is therefore conceivable: “BVB is my club, Dortmund is my hometown and I would like to end my career here.”