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Marco Reus:
Dortmund need to have a perfect season to win the Bundesliga

By Laura Brandt

Borussia Dortmund must play a 'perfect season' to dethrone Bayern München and win the Bundesliga for the first time since 2012, says Marco Reus.

Marco Reus.
Marco Reus.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

When Marco Reus joined Borussia Dortmund from Borussia Mönchengladbach back in 2012, the club had just won the Bundesliga.

Dortmund have come close to winning the title again, finishing as runners-up five times since then, but it hasn't been enough to stop Bayern München from lifting the trophy eight times in a row.

Reus, of course, is determined to dethrone Bayern and win his first Bundesliga title with BVB before the end of his career.

"Obviously my main aim is to win the championship with BVB," the Dortmund captain said in an interview with BVB TV and added:

"If that doesn't spur me on, what will? It's important for me personally and for the team to have fun, because you won't achieve much if you're not having fun. Toughness, determination in training, motivation and so on all have to be there, but it's important that you enjoy being in the dressing room every day."

Asked what Dortmund are missing to lift the Bundesliga trophy for the first time since the 2011-12 season, Reus responded:

"Not much - there's a lot of speculation if it's because of this or that, but you basically have to have a perfect season. Last year, we had an almost perfect season, and this year... I wouldn't say it was almost perfect, because there were too many games before Christmas when we dropped points: Paderborn, Frankfurt, Freiburg. Those games in particular.

"Basically, it's important to win the games against Bayern as they're our main rivals. That's what will make the difference, and it has made the difference in the last few years. We've looked good in the home games, apart from this season when we lost, but we have to start winning away games in Munich to give ourselves the best chance of winning the title. The most important thing for me is to get consistency in our performances and results, and if we do that we'll win the league," the BVB captain explained.

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