Borussia Dortmund backs captain Marco Reus amid criticism from German press

Sport360 staff 14:56 27/09/2019
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Marco Reus

Marco Reus has received the backing of coach Lucien Favre and Sporting Director Michael Zorc following heavy criticism from the German press.

Borussia Dortmund are three points behind table-toppers RB Leipzig in Bundesliga and were unlucky not to defeat Barcelona in the Champions League.

Eintracht Frankfurt held Marco Reus’ side to a 2-2 draw last week, triggering criticism against Reus’ captaincy. It did not help the German’s case that he has been performing beneath his usual level this season.

However, Zorc maintained that the club is behind Reus and he will stay as captain despite what the press has to say.

“We have a healthy hierarchy with him, Lukasz Piszczek with a lot of experience and Axel Witsel with a lot of experience,” Zorc said in a press conference, according to Goal.

“And of course Mats Hummels, these are the leaders at Borussia Dortmund. There’s absolutely no reason to change that.

“You can write as much as you want. We have a totally clear position.”

Favre praised Mats Hummels after some incredible performances but voiced his stance on the debate, saying Reus will stay as captain.

“Mats Hummels proved during the last two games, especially in Frankfurt, that he’s very important for the team,” Favre said.

“The defence begins with him. He is very important for the team, but Marco Reus is doing a good job as a captain.

“It’s absolutely clear that Reus is our captain. He’s staying as our captain.”

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