German national team forward Marco Reus longs for his return from a catastrophic knee injury he suffered during the DFB-Pokal final against Eintracht Frankfurt in May. The injury not only hurt him physically but mentally as well, the 28-year-old told GQ Magazine. Additionally, the BVB star spoke about his possible departure from Borussia Dortmund.
“The thing that consumes you most during rehabilitation is the fact that you are almost totally dependent on yourself,” explains Reus about the past few months. “I was fed up with it after three weeks. Your mental ability gets brutally tested because you always have to work alone.”
Reus had the same “everyday life” and to a certain extent had the feeling, “nothing was moving forward.” “My knee is great shape, almost too great. The danger is always there though, that is I go too hard on it, it might not heal the way it should and will not be as strong as it should be.”
Reus continued: “Us top players make a lot of money and therefore must do our very best to stay healthy. I would give all of the money I earn back to be healthy and be able to do my job on the pitch. To do what I love: playing football.”
The offensive player obtained the injury in the 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final. Reus wants to take his time in getting back on the pitch and may not return until March of 2018. He also does not want to hurt his chances of being able to play in the World Cup in Russia next year.
Two years from now Reus’ contract with Borussia Dortmund will expire. In speaking with “GQ” Reus admitted that other clubs could be of interest to him. “There are four or five clubs internationally that peak my interest, of course. In May of 2019, I will turn 30 years old. That will be my last big contract and my last chance to try out something new.”
He wants to be “fair and honest” and does not know at the moment where he might land. “At the moment I feel very comfortable in Dortmund. I am also not thinking about 2019 at this moment. That time will eventually come, though, and when it does, I am going to take my time in making the best decision for myself.”
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