Reus: “The best Reus ever? – I’m still getting better!”

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus insists there is more to come from him following his impressive start to the season

After spending most of last season sidelined with a knee ligament injury, Reus has begun the new campaign with 11 goals in 17 games.

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl labelled his former star man as “The best Marco Reus of all time” for his recent exploits.

But the 29-year-old believes there is still more left in the tank from him at this stage of his career.

“I’m in good shape, no question, and I’ve always said that I can help any team when I’m healthy and in rhythm over a longer period of time,” Reus told Süddeutsche Zeitung.

“But saying this is ‘the best Reus ever’ is a little over the top for me. That would also mean that it won’t get any better, but it’s still getting better.”

Reus believes a key reason for his brilliant form this season is down to his new attacking midfield position under Dortmund boss Lucien Favre.

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“In this position, I feel like I’m in the game all the time,” Reus said.

“The ball goes through the middle a lot and I’m always at the centre of challenges as well, and this permanent presence is good for me.

“I get a good overview of a match from this position. I’m sure if I really want to play very, very well and achieve very, very high goals then that’s the best position for me.

“Apart from a small bruise on my foot at the moment, I’ve been healthy for some time now.

“This is the most important thing for my style of play – only then can I play in my favourite position and really enjoy it.”

Although Reus will not feature in Germany’s friendly with Russia tonight, which will begin at 20:45 (CET) at the Red Bull Arena.