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By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Reus keen to move on from Mainz defeat: "Looking forward to next week"

Marco Reus admitted Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Mainz was a game to forget for Borussia Dortmund. Now, he's looking forward to his final home game in a BVB shirt against Darmstadt next week.

After securing their place in the Champions League final with a win over Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, Borussia Dortmund were knocked back down to earth on Saturday when they were thrashed 3-0 by Mainz in the Bundesliga.

Marco Reus, who recently announced that he will be leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, was disappointed with both the performance and the result and seemed keen to move on to next week's match against Darmstadt, which will be his last home game at Signal Iduna Park.

“If you look at the first half, the result is in order. Mainz were always one step ahead. We did exactly the opposite of what we did against Augsburg a week ago,” Reus said, referring to Dortmund's 5-1 win over Augsburg last week.

“I was hoping for a different final away game. But it's the way it is now. I'm looking forward to next week.”

BVB coach Edin Terzic admitted his team were second best.

“Let's let Paris be Paris and talk about last week and this week. We set the team up in a similar way to how we did a week ago in the home game against Augsburg. It was a similar game today, only this time we were the team that were always late to the ball and always losing out in the tackles. That's why it was a deserved defeat. Mainz fought for every inch, didn't give us any peace in possession, whereas we did. They also punished us with ice-cold finishing,” Terzic said. 

"Unfortunately, that's the side we've shown far too often this season. We wanted to use the three weeks leading up to the final to make them the best three weeks of the season - that hasn't happened. That comes down to the coach too. That's why I'm also not excluding myself from this."

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