Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has set himself and his side some high goals for the upcoming season. He is aiming for more silverware, and plans on breaking the club’s scoring record along the way.
No one embodies Borussia Dortmund on the pitch more these days than mercurial captain Marco Reus. The winger turned attaching midfielder long ago decided to tie his footballing fate to that of Die Schwarzgelben, shunning offers from around the world to stay at his boyhood club. In an interview with BVB TV, Reus was very clear on his targets with the club for the future, stating that he is targeting both silverware and breaking the top scorer record for his club, currently held by Michael Zorc.
Reus currently sits sixth on the list, just one behind former striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 140 goals. Zorc on the other hand sits joint top with fellow club legend Manfred Burgsmüller at 158 goals. Eighteen goals separate the two club icons at this current stage.
Reus was quick to point out that it would mean very much to him to overtake Zorc and the others, stating that: “It’s the first time I’ve heard about those stats, but I’m in the hunt. It’d mean a lot because they’re BVB legends. I’d be unbelievably proud. Then I’ll try and overtake Michael.”
Reus also has to be commended for the decisions he had to make coming into this season, one of which that couldn’t have been easy. The 32 year old ruled himself out of the Euros to focus on his fitness and recover from the previous season, a decision that may indeed help prolong his overall career.
Reus’ fitness will also be pivotal to the realisation of his Borussia Dortmund’s goals for the season. Aside from vowing to make a run at the club goal scoring record, Reus once again highlighted that he is hungry for trophies with Dortmund:
“We want to be at the top every year, we want to reach the Cup final in Berlin, and ultimately our aim is always to be the German champion. Bayern are the hot favorites, but we’ll see where the other clubs are in the long run, and if we can pick up where we left off, in terms of showing the consistency and mentality on the pitch to win games.”
Despite Bayern being favorites, Reus and co. will certainly aim to put in a better league showing than the one we witnessed last season, which saw the Black and Yellows rally at the tail end of the campaign to finish third in the league.