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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Reus: BVB powerless to stop Bayern
The Germany international insists that while his club have hit a poor run of form, the European champions are simply too good to stop right now

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus says he is resigned to the fact that Bayern Munich are unstoppable right now.

The reigning Bundesliga champions sit 13 points clear of second-placed Bayer Leverkusen in the 2013-14 standings, with Dortmund a further four points back, and Reus admits that his side are powerless to stop Pep Guardiola's side when they are in full flight.

"I have said it before: we can’t do anything against the fact that Bayern are winning almost everything right now," admitted Reus. "Right now they barely have weak points, it is tough for every opponent. That is especially the case for us, as we were struggling with injuries and couldn’t compensate them. Bayern are playing well, but life goes on and we will try as hard as possible.

Reus, speaking to Goal at a launch event for the PUMA evoPOWER boot, admitted that his side have been especially hit by the heavy schedule.

"I think we started well going into the season and won almost all our matches. Then the Champions League commenced and I believe we have done well so far, as we reached the next stage.

"However, we had some injuries to deal with and it was tough to cope with that because many important players were sidelined. But I think in terms of the DFB-Pokal and Champions League we have fulfilled our target so far. Of course we are aware that we haven't played a good Bundesliga season to this point."

The Germany forward admitted that the loss of Mario Gotze to Bayern last summer was a blow, while the imminent departure of Robert Lewandowski to the Allianz Arena will also leave BVB playing catch-up.

"Of course it is never good news if you hear players are leaving the club, especially if they are such important players as they were," said Reus. "Both of them were individually really good for us but that's football. They were following different aims, they just have one career and they made their decisions, life goes on and we will hopefully get some new players."

The 24-year-old had worthy praise, though, for Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, who he believes can bring more success to the club with plenty still to play for this term.

"He is an incredibly great coach who has been successful even at this early stage in his career. He was successful with us as well and won some titles," Reus added. We won the Bundesliga twice and reached the Champions League final, won the DFB-Pokal.

"Last year we didn't win anything, but this campaign we are still running well in two competitions. I think in the Bundesliga it might be too difficult to catch up with Bayern. But we will try to get something this year. It's tough but everything is possible."


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