Updated on 06 Feb 2019, 10:42
Big frustration at Borussia Dortmund: The end of the DFB Cup against Werder Bremen shoots the mood. In addition, there is the uncertainty surrounding Marco Reus. The BVB captain threatens to fail against Hoffenheim – and is not the only fragile BVB player.
At Borussia Dortmund, the injuries of Captain Marco Reus are concerned. "The thigh is closed today, I still can't tell if I can play against Hoffenheim on Saturday," said the national team after the Bundesliga leaders Tuesday in the DFB Cup against Werder Bremen.
Reus had been replaced in the quarterfinals by the Northern Germans, who were lost on penalties 2-4, by half-time crimes.
In the duel between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen, Werder, after a high-voltage game, was only punished by 4-2. After 120 minutes it was 3: 3.
"The risk was too great," said sports director Michael Zorc, but hoped for a quick recovery of the best Dortmund season scorer: "I think it's not that bad."
In the same way coach Lucien Favre commented: "We hope Marco Reus can play on Saturday, but we can't quite say it yet, tomorrow we will get a check."
Marco Reus to DFB Cup: "Did a little stupid"
In addition, Reus threatens the mistake of Jadon Sancho and Marcel Schmelzer and the two goalkeeper Roman Bürki and Marvin Hitz.
The four professionals had missed Bremen due to an influenza infection. In addition, the use of the injured persons on the foot defender Lukasz Piszczek in the important Bundesliga duel with Hoffenheim is uncertain.
Reus made no secret of his disappointment with the cup: "We have done a little stupid today." Thus, the midfielder played on the dramatic extension where Borussia twice played a lead.
3: 3 Bremer fell in the 119th minute. "We have to blame ourselves, we have to play dirtier," reus complained.
16 round banned BVB captain off. "There aren't many games going to Berlin, but today we're done, we have to blame ourselves," Reus said, adding: "I hope we learn from this game, we need to be smarter." (Hub / DPA / AFP)
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