Reinier’s father: Forward’s situation at Borussia Dortmund very strange

Reinier’s father Mauro Brasília has commented on the highly rated youngster’s lack of playing time at Borussia Dortmund. 

Reinier joined Borussia Dortmund on a two year loan deal from Real Madrid ahead of the 2020/21 season with the expectation that he could make his breakthrough just like Achraf Hakimi, who followed a similar path. But the 19 year old has endured a difficult loan spell so far. And his father Mauro Brasília has admitted his frustration at the player’s situation at BVB, calling it very strange.

In an interview with Goal, Brasília said:

“Something very strange is happening there, it’s a shame, for both of us. He could bring a different style of play to the team, which is very necessary in some matches. He knows how to control possession and control the game like few others. It seems that Dortmund have not understood this, and have not realised that he could a good option.”

Reinier has found playing time hard to come by at Borussia Dortmund. And he has not been able to make much of an impact whenever he has been used.

Reinier was limited to just 19 appearances last season, with 18 of them coming off the bench. Things haven’t gotten any easier for him under Marco Rose this season. He has made just six substitute appearances so far and has only been on the pitch for a total of 66 minutes.

Reinier’s loan deal with Borussia Dortmund is set to expire at the end of the current season. And his father is confident that despite this small delay in his development, the Brazilian forward is regarded very highly by other big clubs in Europe.

“Despite this small setback at the beginning of his professional career in Europe, Reinier is still a prestigious name for other big clubs, and every day Borussia loses the opportunity to develop and enjoy another talented young player, while maintaining its tradition, even if the player is not one of their own.”

Reinier, who joined Real Madrid from Brazilian side Flamengo for a fee of 30 million euros in January 2020, has yet to make his senior debut for the Spanish giants. He will be hoping to get some more playing time for Borussia Dortmund in the coming weeks. Otherwise, the Black and Yellows may look to re-evaluate his situation in January.