“Wish Jogi everything, all the best”: Reus voluntarily renounces the EM

“Wish Jogi all, all the best”
Reus voluntarily renounces the EM

Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller are probably going to the European Football Championship, Marco Reus, on the other hand, surprisingly not: The strong offensive player from Borussia Dortmund voluntarily renounces the tournament. Reus had previously recommended himself for a squad place with a strong end-of-season spurt.

The name Marco Reus will surprisingly not be mentioned when Joachim Löw on Wednesday (from 12.30 p.m. live on ntv.de) announced his squad for the European Football Championship. With strong performances in the end of the season for weeks, the Dortmund-based man had recommended himself to participate in the European Championship, most recently he was able to celebrate winning the DFB Cup with Borussia Dortmund. Now Reus announced his voluntary waiver of a place in the DFB team.

“After a complicated, exhausting and, thank God, successful season at the end,” he “decided together with the national coach not to go to the European Championship,” he announced on his Instagram channel. This decision was very difficult for me because I am always full of pride when I am allowed to appear for my country. 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, “said Reus.

After a complicated season, after winning the DFB Cup, Borussia Dortmund is about to qualify for the Champions League, which was long believed to be out of reach. Marco Reus played a decisive role in this, accelerating his team’s successful final spurt with speed, goal danger and enthusiasm. “Few people still believed in us. It was very strong, the mentality we have shown in recent weeks. If we have to, we are capable of great things,” Reus had recently raved about his team, whose silent leader is the experienced offensive player .

“Yes of course, why not?”

The 31-year-old, who was repeatedly thwarted by injuries, played his way back into the narrower circle of EM candidates, now the national coach will have to do without him. After the cup final, Reus had signaled that he would like to be at the EM: “Yes, of course, why not,” said the 31-year-old on the Sky microphone. “I can only influence it on the pitch. The rest will come.” The national coach also had the formally strong actor in his head: “Marco has had a good rhythm again in the last few weeks. He’s already on the slip, we have an expanded squad, there are also some names being discussed. Next week is the nomination, We discussed everything that is possible, “announced Löw on ARD. Reus had played the last of his 44 international matches in 2019, since then Löw had not nominated him again.

Now Reus made a role backwards and took the decision from the national coach. “It’s not always easy when you’ve been out for a long time to get into the rhythm. I’m incredibly proud of myself that I’ve managed to come back,” said Reus after the triumph in the cup final. Now he will interrupt the rhythm again in favor of recovery.