21 Feb 2022 | 07:13
Video of Reus’ 100 assists at Dortmund
Marco Rose constantly updates the delay of Erling Haaland’s return date. Haaland still appears in the stands to watch Dortmund play in the last few matches, but he has not been able to return. Without Haaland, Dortmund lacks an assassin who brings back valuable goals and then, the one who is completing that task well is captain Marco Reus.
Reus played well in the win against Borussia Monchengladbach. It can be said that Reus alone has engulfed the old team with 2 goals and 3 assists. The German star would have had a hat-trick if he had not given up the penalty to Emre Can to thank the former Liverpool player back on the field.
Not long before, meeting Union Berlin, Reus also pocketed a double, helping Dortmund win 3-0 convincingly. Thus, each Reus has contributed to 7/9 goals of Dortmund in the last 2 rounds in the Bundesliga . Both creating and scoring goals, the striker born in 1989 showed the appearance of a leader at the right time when Dortmund needed someone to fill Haaland’s role.
Reus’ recent high-class performances show that he has not yet reached the peak of his form, although now, the former Gladbach player is 32 years old and has been plagued by a persistent nightmare of injury. There was a time, especially in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, when Reus no longer showed a great influence on Dortmund’s final results. He was taken over by younger, more prolific talents. The Sancho, Haaland or Gio Reyna push the glory of Reus back into the past.
However, up to now, Reus is still booming, proving his class in the period when Dortmund lacked the services of tomorrow’s stars . Sancho has come to Man Utd, Haaland and Reyna have been constantly injured this season. The pioneering flag on the offensive line naturally belongs to Reus and the star born in 1989 took advantage of the opportunity to shine.
Reus will always be the idol of the Dortmund fans no matter what his performance is, because the number 11 deserves it after his dedication and love for the host club. But it would be better if the German striker brought efficiency with goals and assists to lift Dortmund in the battle for the silver plate with Bayern Munich.