Reus: New life in Dortmund title challenge

DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 13: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund holds off Jean-Philippe Gbamin of FSV Mainz during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Signal Iduna Park on April 13, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 13: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund holds off Jean-Philippe Gbamin of FSV Mainz during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Signal Iduna Park on April 13, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Borussia Dortmund footballer believes his side are still competing for the German Bundesliga title alongside Bayern Munich.

After trashing Freiburg at home 4-0, Borussia Dortmund continues in the race for the German Bundesliga title as they remain one point behind leaders Bayern Munich in the table.

The team still has four matches left in the 2018-2019 season: against Schalke, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf, and Borussia Monchengladbach.

And for the team’s captain, Marco Reus, this is a new breath of life into the club’s ambitions.

“We grew in confidence during the game and played good football at times,” Reus told bundesliga.com after the game.

“All our games have been difficult, but it was definitely an improvement on our performances in the last two or three weeks.”

“It’s been tough for Paco Alcocer sitting gone the bench, and you have to function as a team – that’s why it’s important to show some love to all the players,” he added about not taking a penalty kick opportunity today.

“I was always going to let him take the penalty.”

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He commented: “We want to keep the pressure on Bayern right until the end, and fortunately we were able to do that today.”

“We’ve got two days to recuperate, and then we’ll start preparing for the derby [against Schalke].”

“It’s not a normal game, we know that – but we’re at home, we’re full of confidence again and we want to keep fighting at the top of the table. We have to keep believing we can win the title,” Reus concluded.

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