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Marco Reus:
'We have to show a reaction on Saturday'

By Rune Gjerulff

Marco Reus wants to get back to winning ways against Bayer Leverkusen.

Marco Reus.
Marco Reus.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus is determined to bounce back from the disappointing 1-3 defeat to Union Berlin on Matchday 3 with a victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

"Of course it still hurts, we were all disappointed and frustrated with how we played, but at some point, you have to stop talking about that game two weeks ago. We have to make sure that kind of game never happens again and that we have a different attitude no matter who we're playing," Reus said in an interview with BVB TV and added:

"I think we've analyzed it thoroughly. On Saturday, we have to show a reaction and get the fans behind us at home by showing commitment, passion and determination. And, of course, we have to make it fun."

While Reus isn't afraid to admit that Dortmund were disappointing against Union Berlin, he believes it's important not to attach too much importance to one game.

"What I hated the most was that some outsiders reacted as if we had lost 10 games in a row. It was the first defeat! Obviously, on Matchday 3 against a promoted side, it didn't go the way we wanted. We can't let things like that happen, but as you know, anything can happen in football," Reus said before underlining:

"We were poor that day, we have to be open and honest about that, but we can't let our heads drop, and we have to stay positive - the season has only just started."

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