|Born||1989 05 31|
|Desc||For the first time in three years, Marco Reus managed to avoid major injury and play more than 20 Bundesliga games in a season. As a result, he finished with his second-highest goalscoring return ever (only his final year at Borussia Monchengladbach where he scored 18 times in 32 games was better). With 17 goals and eight assists in 27 games, Reus was involved in the third-most goals of any player in the Bundesliga behind Robert Lewandowski and Jadon Sancho. The Dortmund captain was arguably the best player in the Bundesliga this season and his absence was strongly felt in February as they drew two of the three games he missed through injury|
|Org||German National Team|
|Club as Player||Borussia Dortmund|
- 1989 05 31
- Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder, was born
2016 04 02 Retrieve
[Marco Reus gave his reaction to Borussia Dortmund drawing Liverpool and former coach Jurgen Klopp in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals] We chuckled when we heard the news because it was clear the old coach will return home. But we directly said that it’s not BVB versus Klopp, but rather Dortmund versus Liverpool. We accept the draw. We’re professional and hungry for success
2016 11 26 Retrieve
[Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus speaks after his side’s 8-4 victory over Legia Warsaw, which was the highest-scoring match in UEFA Champions League history] Anyone who saw the game knows why it happened. We didn’t play so well in defence, we conceded four goals at home and I didn’t expect that, as we’re usually more solid. We have to work on that weakness and discuss it. But either way, I’m glad we pulled off this home win
2018 03 13 Retrieve
[Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has underlined his commitment to the Bundesliga giants after extending his link to Signal Iduna Park for another five years] I was born in Dortmund and grew up here, so you become automatically a black and yellow. I played here for many years in the youth ranks, but at first I did not have the chance to become a professional football player at BVB and to realize my dream. Afterwards I developed at Rot Weiss Ahlen and Borussia Mönchengladbach like I imagined and hoped for, and then there came the offer from Dortmund. It has always been a dream to play for the club because I feel very connected to the fans. It is a lot of fun to play in our stadium and in particular to celebrate victories together with the fans. A childhood dream came true for me
[Now back in form, he underlined that his new contract was signed with an eye to the future] I am now 28 years old, it is probably my last big contract. So I have considered carefully what I want in my last five or six years at the highest level.
In the end two things were important to me: to send out a signal that I feel attached to this club and that I want to achieve a lot here. And I wanted to have clarity for myself, before the crucial phase with the final game of the fight for the Champions League places begins and then in the summer, of course, the World Cup in Russia on the program.
I have little use for words like legend. Everyone does what he thinks is best and wants to get the most out of his career. It is of course sensational and also a nice sign for the fans and the club when you are at a club for as long as [Francesco] Totti was with Roma. But basically everyone has to decide for himself
[The star also revealed that is idol growing up was former Dortmund playmaker Tomas Rosicky, who illuminated BVB for six memorable seasons and lifted the 2001-2002 Bundesliga before swapping the club for Arsenal] The way he played football, the carefreeness and lightness in his actions, I loved watching him play. Unfortunately, I did not meet him personally, but I was told that Tomas was great in character too. It was always nice to see him on the field with his playful class and his scoring skills
2018 03 17 Retrieve
[Marco Reus tells of his World Cup hopes after his injury disappointment four years ago] Brazil 2014? That’s the past, I cannot change that anymore. I am also not one to look so far into the future. Things can change every day, something can happen every day. If everything goes well and I show my performance, I think I have a good chance of playing [in Russia]
2018 04 28 Retrieve
[Marco Reus talks about his 18-year-old team-mate Jadon Sancho] How he controls the ball to set up the 3-0, that shows everything. I wasn’t that far at his age. So much respect!
2018 07 28 Retrieve
[Marco Reus speaks about how he has dealt with various injuries throughout his career] I think if you’re not strong, in life or in football, not every day is going to be going up and seeing the sunshine. I was injured many times but life is like this, and I have to accept this. [When] I was injured, I was thinking, ‘OK, I’m injured, but all the people out there, they are not injured, they are sick, they have real health problems’. Of course you have bad days when you are injured, but in the end it’s just a torn ligament
2018 10 27 Retrieve
[Marco Reus was full of praise for the way his Borussia Dortmund side performed against Atletico Madrid] You couldn’t have imagined that. You have to say: a great compliment to the group because it is not commonplace that you score four goals against Atletico. We suffered a lot, especially in the second half. We hardly had any possession there and you need possession against that Atletico side. We only managed that again after minute 60 or 65, then you could see that we can also play football. It’s not only the result, but how we played was very convincing
2019 03 05 Retrieve
[In spite of that blow, Marco Reus, who missed the first leg, is optimistic that his side can turn around a 3-0 deficit against the Premier League outfit] We have played many games in this stadium where we’ve written history and we are in a position to achieve the impossible. It is important to believe in ourselves and give a great performance. We need to find the right balance between defence and attack. We need to reach our peak and score the goals in the right moment. But we believe in ourselves
2019 09 27 Retrieve
[Dortmund hit back at criticisms of skipper] It’s getting on my nerves. The own goal was a mentality problem? We defended stupidly in that situation, of course, but don’t come around with your mentality s**t now
2019 10 04 Retrieve
[Dortmund captain Marco Reus was quick to hail Hakimi’s versatility after deployed higher up on the wing] He’s incredibly fast. He played sensationally, that first goal was really outstanding. From that point of view, he’s always a weapon. The coach surprised us today but we know that Achraf is very, very important for us and that he can play in several different positions.
2020 03 20 Retrieve
[Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has given an update on his recovery from the muscle injury that has kept him out since the beginning of February] I’m slowly feeling much, much better. I hope that I can increase my workload in the coming days and weeks, so I can help the team again soon