Marco Reus will not be part of national coach Joachim Löw’s squad at the European Championships (June 11th to July 11th). The offensive player from DFB Cup winner Borussia Dortmund announced this on Instagram on Tuesday evening.
“After a complicated, exhausting and, thank God, successful season at the end, I decided together with the national coach not to go to the European Championship,” wrote Reus. The 31-year-old last played for Germany in October 2019.
The decision by Reus, which was “very difficult” for him, comes as a surprise in view of his impressive form in the last third of the season and his tragic history of injuries before major tournaments (2014 World Cup syndesmotic ligament rupture, EM 2016 pubic bone inflammation, Confed Cup 2017 cruciate ligament rupture).
However, “after a very intense year for me personally”, Reus came to the decision to give my body time to recover “.
After a complicated, exhausting and at the end of the season “thank God” successful season, I decided together with the national coach not to go to the European Championship.
BVB captain Reus: His EM cancellation in the wording
But after a very intense year for me personally and achieving my goals at BVB, I made the decision to give my body time to recover!
I will use the break wisely in order to be able to start the new season optimally!
I wish Jogi and our team all the best for the EM and I will cheer as a fan and keep my fingers crossed …