From the face of the crisis to the symbol of recovery. Marco Reus didn’t just act on the spot as an alternate. Unlike in the past few weeks, the Dortmund captain did not appear with passionate gestures, but smiling in front of the cameras.
His two hits at the 5:0 (1:0) gala against Fortuna Dusseldorf dispelled the frustration over the latest headlines to stand for the depth of the headline. I know I haven’t shown my best work before. The criticism was therefore justified. But one must always remain positive, believe in oneself and the team,”commented the national player.
His return to the joy of the past days transferred to the whole team. Gates of Reus (42./70. Minute), Jadon Sancho (63./74.) and Thorgan Hazard (58.) dispelled the doubts among all participants and encouraged the group finals in the Champions League on Tuesday (21st hour) against Slavia Prague. Finally, the second consecutive victory paved the way back to the top group of the Bundesliga. Today we have seen the quality of the team. We have all fallen in love with the game,”said director Julian Brandt.
Reus of fans with ovations said
The game data alone with 25:2 goal shots and 71 percent ball possession reflected the superiority of Borussia. With the edge race over the fortunes that were only competitive in the first 40 minutes, the long, mostly cramped search of Dortmund for more game culture came to an end. To the delight of Michael Zorc, the team finally called off their great potential. According to the sports director’s assessment, the many single conversations after the embarrassing 3:3 two weeks ago paid off against Paderborn: “It was seen that something moved and the right conclusions were drawn. On the way we must continue.”
The last trained Reus contributed to the highest season victory of Borussia. As the lead wolf in 73. One minute he was replaced, the fans said goodbye to him with ovations. The fact that Sancho also managed a double pack fit into the picture of the reinvigorated Borussia.” Jadon has met twice, Marco has met twice “two names that have been asked what is going on with them in recent weeks,” commented Julian Brandt. The midfielder is a good thing that the valley floor has been crossed: “We managed to get out of this negative situation just in time.”
Thanks to the two victories at Hertha BSC (2:1) and against Dusseldorf Lucien Favre can look more relaxed into the future. The headlines of a 62-year-old at the Review Club are supposed to be in the past for now.” Today they were all very, very well “defensive and offensive”, praised the football teacher.
Favre understanding: “One cannot always be in top form”
It speaks for Favre that he had never doubted the qualities of repentance. On Saturday he saw himself confirmed: “Everyone knows that Marco Reus is very important to the team. He did very well today and was very present. It is true for all players in the world that one cannot always be in top form.”
Unlike for Borussia, the game was not suitable for the Fortuna as a mother-maker. Above all, the break-in of the second half aroused doubts about a successful struggle for class survival. Unfortunately, we only have one. Halfway through what we set out to do. In the second 45 minutes we were just bad,”complained Coach Friedhelm Funkel.