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"Two strikers that give us depth"

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Captain Marco Reus was satisfied with the start to the new season – and with the new tactical configuration. The Black & Yellows lined up in a 4-4-2 system in Wiesbaden that gave them plenty of options...

Marco Reus on
...the game against Wiesbaden: "I'm very satisfied. We got stuck into the game well and didn't have any early difficulties. We found the spaces, even if we could have taken an easier option here and there. All things considered, it was a good performance by us; a good start to the season."

...attacking in the new system: "We had an unbelievable number of options. You always have superiority in numbers in the middle. You can make up for the lack of width via the full-backs. We can play it direct a lot; we have two strikers that give us depth and tie up defenders."

...his personal start to the new campaign: "Fitness is important for me. I've been involved in everything to date, I can't complain right now."

...the Man of the match, Erling Haaland: "You always forget that he's still so young. He gives us so many options, particularly with his pace. That's incredibly important. He needs to stay hungry."

...the league opener against Frankfurt: "We're optimistic and full of excitement. The fans will be returning. Today was a bit of a foretaste of that. We're looking forward to it."
Transcribed by Timo Lammert