Opinion: Why Gio Reyna deserves more playing time at Borussia Dortmund

Gio Reyna. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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With Borussia Dortmund struggling for creativity and looking lifeless in midfield, it might be time to give Gio Reyna a real chance in the team.

Things do not appear to be stable in Dortmund at the moment. After back-to-back losses in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund have dropped out of the top four and pressure is starting to pile on head coach Edin Terzic. Many of the criticisms lie in how the team is playing, but the other aspect of it is in some of the team selections.

Many fans have voiced dissatisfaction with how young players like Gio Reyna and Youssoufa Moukoko aren’t being given enough playing time while the club struggles for spark and creativity in the final third.

Terzic has been adamant about his choices and has tried to justify how he keeps selecting the players he does. “There will always be tough decisions for every coach. That they don’t always like the decisions, that there are unpleasant conversations, that’s part of it, it’s also part of my job” he said.

However, Borussia Dortmund play two games most weeks and Terzic’s reluctance to rotate is a major issue that already cost the team heavily in the first half of last season. Similar issues are starting to creep up already this season, with some players continually getting chances and others hardly getting a look in.