Borussia Dortmund’s star Marco Reus knows more than anyone how injuries spoil someone’s career. Reus missed Germany’s 2014 World Cup winning squad as well as Euro 2016 campaign due to injuries and he is on verge of missing Russia 2018 squad as well. Dortmund playmaker comeback after an eight-month injury lay-off in February. He is not up to mark to be selected in Germany team, but he sees an opportunity up to grab in Russia 2018 squad if he stays healthy.
The trio of Dortmund’s star: Marco Reus, Mario Gotze, and Andre Schurrle hasn’t got their place in Joachim Low’s squad for the friendly against Spain and Brazil. German national team head coach although believes, “At the start of the world cup year we want to have a large pool of players. For some positions, we have a lot of choices, for others not. So we need players who are flexible and versatile. The door to the national team is not yet shut. There are several players who are still being monitored and have a chance if they are convincing in coming weeks.”
— Mario Götze ⭐ (@MarioGoetze) February 11, 2018
It was a good enough sign for the Reus to prove himself. He sees it as an opportunity to find his place in Russia 2018. He told Goal.com as Bundesliga official site reports, “If I play consistently and stay healthy, then I’ll have a chance. It’s up to the coach.”
He is confident about his place in Russia 2018 because he has a promising return after the eight-month injury. After being out of the game for eight months with an ankle ligament injury, Dortmund star has scored three goals and provided an assist in five Bundesliga appearances.
Germany national team coach’s Joachim Low doesn’t want to lose him again as well. He told the press, “With Marco, it’s important to be cautious, to ease him back to the top level without putting any unnecessary pressure on him. Above all, he needs to be pain-free and fit over a longer period of time, playing and training regularly, so he can find his rhythm and build up his confidence.”
Hearing coach’s kind words, Reus reacted, “Of course it’s nice to hear those things from the coach and to have Joachim Low’s backing, even though I was out for so long. When you’ve been out for so long, you never know how it’s going to go. There’ll probably be times when I’m not performing to the level I want to be, but right now I’m just happy to be back on the pitch. Hopefully, I can stay healthy.”