Following their impressive win on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus claimed their football is a joy to behold when they find their rhythm.
Thomas Tuchel’s side put in a dominant performance as Reus continued his impressive return to form following a long-term injury by supplying three assists in the 4-1 win over VfL Borussia Monchengladbach.
“From the outside it always looks like fun,” he told the DFB’s official website.
“If Gladbach manage to hold their 1-0 lead for longer, it would’ve turned out to be a different match.
“But we got back into the game really well, right after conceding the opener. Overall it was important to have a compact shape and bring continuity to the pitch for the full 90 minutes.”
The 27-year-old, who was given a standing ovation after being substituted in the 78th minute, has now registered four assists and two goals in two games since returning from an injury which had kept him out for 175 days.
“We played better in the second half, but in the first we did have our problems,” he continued.
“Gladbach are a good side and, with players like Raffael, Stindl, Hazard and Dahoud, they can really do damage in attack.
“They combine well with the ball and it’s difficult to secure possession against them. We defended on a high line, which was the plan in order to limit the space they could play into and then play on the counter attack ourselves.
“Yes, when we score a goal and find our rhythm it works quite well. But we just have to bring consistency to our game, especially in terms of our compact defensive shape. We are working on that right now. It takes time, but we have the necessary patience.”
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