Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus talked about his own situation going into a contract year, Edin Terzic and Sébastien Haller during a press conference in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland on Saturday.
Marco Reus …about him playing in his final contract year: “I already said everything that I needed to say about THE CONTRACT EXTENSION during the last weeks. I still have many good years left in the tank, I’m perfectly healthy. We’ll see about everything.”
…about his injury sustained during international duty and returning early from vacation: “Considering that we have a new coaching staff and many new players, it was important to me to be back [from vacation] early. I could do my individual training during my vacation without much trouble because it was only a minor muscular tear which did not set me back a whole lot. I could fully train with the team right from the beginning of the pre-season.”
…about Terzic and the coaching staff: “[There’s no Klopp-feeling]. Edin has his own philosophy and, which he showed during his first stint. Now, becoming the permanent head coach is a beautiful task for him. He’s very focused but also easy-going. His youth helps him connect with us players, and he had success with us beforehand, which is also extremely important. Edin is bursting with anticipation. He never coached in a sold-out stadium.”
“I love the composition of the coaching staff. Peter [Hermann] is an old fox, whose experience is going to be a big help and Sebastian Geppert is another breath of fresh air – and you can tell that Sebastian and Edin have worked together for a long time. It’s going to help the team a lot, because they will have everything under control when things get hectic.”
…about Sebastien Haller: “He’s a fantastic striker. When we played against Frankfurt, he made life very uncomfortable for our centre-backs. He’s a complete striker – maybe he’s not as fast as Erling – but he’s very tall, he’s got a good technique. He’s comfortable in the box – and can cope with high balls. And for us combination-players, it’s important to have someone to play off of. With the exception of speed, we haven’t lost many weapons. Our striker always has to be a fixture upfront, he needs to be involved in our game. At the same time, we want to become more flexible, we want to have a goal threat from even more positions. But obviously, Sebastien will be important for us – especially when he comes to his hold-up play after long balls or goal kicks.”