The most critically acclaimed player in the 2011-12 Bundesliga season is now a Borussia Dortmund player. The German sports magazine kicker commented that Marco Reus has returned to his home town, his girlfriends home town and to the town within which Germanys football heart bets strongest. The magazine goes on to describe him as an all-inclusive, explosive, direct player. Marco Reus was born in Dortmund and grew up there, too. The then 16-year-old was part of the BVB U17 team that reached the final of the German Youth Championship in 2006. He was a squad member and so embarked on a bit of a career de-tour. First Ahlen, then Gladbach before returning now to BVB. I often travelled to Dortmund at the weekend and visited my family and girlfriend.
I have always felt at home in the town and I am so excited to be here with this team, this coach and primarily these fans.Sporting director Michael Zorc had to use all his cunning and influence to make real the return of this lost son to his spiritual home. I realised quite early on that I really had a chance to make what seemed impossible, possible. BVB went up against any number of top European clubs all keen to get their hands on this technically gifted goalscorer. When a young lad like this becomes available, and when he has such an emotional pull to our club, then it is almost our duty to try to get him to join us, to improve us, and improve with us, says Jürgen Klopp adding, Marco is perfect for our team. Reus took his first footballing steps with Post und Telekom SV Dortmund and played his youth football with BVB until he left for Ahlen.
Michael Zorc explained that Marco was always a bit younger than others in his age group and so didnt always get a game, thats why he sought a move away. At Rot- Weiss Ahlen he initially played in their U19 side before stepping up to their first team in 2007-08. The team enjoyed a successful rise through the ranks eventually making it into the second division. Reus became a key figure for the club and duly moved up a division when, in the summer of 2009, he joined Borussia Mönchengladbach stating that they offered him the best chance to improve my game.Tomas Rosicky is a player that Marco Reus looks up to and with him he shares the ability to dribble at speed in from either flank into the centre.
That Reus can also lead the line quite comfortably makes him almost the complete attacking package. Bild, the German tabloid, gave him the title Rolls Reus in April 2010 and described him as low maintenance before expanding. Unlike so many other young stars, Reus is grounded. No scandals, parties, showiness. Reus, in turn, says, I have the best job in the world. Maybe some people dont realise that and let themselves be adversely influenced. Thats just not my style. If he were left on a desert island he would need only a ball and his mobile phone. Hans-Joachim Watzke is quite clear on the subject of Marco Reus, He is a game-changer and on top of that a proper Dortmund boy. Thanks to our work over the past few years we can afford the money we laid out for him. Michael Zorc also wants it to be known that he has no hard feelings towards the people that allowed him to leave the club; Why should I? If I give them a hard time for that, will I have to shower them in gold because of Götze?