Days after the drama, Marco Reus pours out his heart
For Marco Reus, the championship with BVB should be the culmination of his career. But Dortmund fails and sinks into a sea of tears. In emotional words, the captain now writes his frustration from the soul.
BVB captain Marco Reus thanked the fans after just missing out on the German championship and described his emotional world. “I was speechless and totally lost at first. I know you called me to you – but I was too broken at that moment to come into your arms,” wrote the 33-year-old from Dortmund on Instagram late Monday evening.
It hurts because BVB hasn’t been that close for so long – but: “Anyone who knows me, this club and you BVB fans knows that we will get up again, continue to work and fight – just like it this great club has always done!”
Dortmund lost their huge chance of winning their first championship in eleven years with a 2-2 win against FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday. Permanent champion FC Bayern Munich was able to overtake them at the last moment with a 2-1 win in Cologne. For Reus it would have been the first championship title with Borussia Dortmund – and the culmination of his long career, which was marked by setbacks.
Reus wrote that it is currently difficult for him to put his thoughts, feelings and emotions into words. But it is still important for him to say thank you to the fans. What the BVB family did for the team on Saturday, the euphoria, the atmosphere around the stadium, the good wishes that were received and felt from all over Germany were unique. And it shows how special this club and its fans are.
Bellingham: “I still can’t believe it”
Jude Bellingham has also spoken out publicly. “I still can’t believe it turned out like this and that we didn’t make it across the finish line ourselves,” wrote the England international on Instagram. But he hopes that the cohesion will then “herald a new era for the club, in which he can fight for trophies to the end every year. This is what the city and its fans deserve.”
For him personally, it was “devastating” to “see my teammates suffer while I couldn’t influence the outcome”. The 19-year-old, who recently had knee problems, was only on the bench in BVB’s 2-2 draw against FSV Mainz 05 on the last day of the game.
The midfielder reported that he had never experienced such an atmosphere as at the season finale: “I had goose bumps for the whole 90 minutes, while I could only watch from the bench.” It is possible that Bellingham will no longer wear the black and yellow jersey. He is reportedly about to move to Real Madrid. Bellingham did not provide any information about his personal future in the post.