Big tournaments and Marco Reus simply don’t go hand in hand in the football world. The BVB captain missed the World Cup in Qatar because of an ankle injury. Nevertheless, Reus spoke about his prognosis for the DFB team, his comeback plans and an unusual hobby.

    Only in 2012 and 2018 did Marco Reus travel to a European and World Cup with the German national team. The Dortmunder missed the 2014 World Cup title due to a syndesmosis ligament rupture, in 2016 he was absent due to pubic bone inflammation.

    At last year’s EURO, Reus voluntarily withdrew with reference to the protection of his injury-prone body. Now it is the next injury that prevented his trip to Qatar. “Of course it hurts not to be there,” Reus explained to “Bild”: But it’s the way it is, that’s part of competitive sport.”

    Reus’ World Cup favorites: “I have a lot of faith in Germany”

    Despite the disappointment, the BVB captain will follow the first World Cup in the Arab world. “It’s the biggest event in football, so you automatically watch a few games,” he explained. Meanwhile, the 33-year-old did not want to commit himself to a clear World Cup favorite.

    “I have a lot of faith in Germany,” he explained, adding with reference to the Bayern block: “It’s not bad when you have a team that knows each other. But we also have many other good players, I don’t make any of them To care.” In addition to Germany, the man from Dortmund also sees Brazil and Argentina at the top, as well as France, Spain and England.

    Reus himself will follow the first week and a half of the World Cup from Southeast Asia. BVB is leaving for Singapore on Monday, with further stops in Malaysia and Vietnam planned. It was not clear for a long time whether the 48-time national player would even start the journey.

    Marketing decision: Reus travels to Asia

    “Actually, I should be fit again. We’ve had a lot of talks with BVB because the trip is very important from a marketing point of view. You want to be there as a captain and give the people there a smile.” It is therefore unlikely that the offensive player will play in the three friendlies against the Lion City Sailors (November 24), the Johor Southern Tigers (November 28) and the national team of Vietnam (November 30).

    “I’m assuming that we’ll have good opportunities to continue training in Asia. My goal is to start training on January 2 without pain and in top form,” explained Reus.

    Finally, Reus explained a special hobby. Finally, a large telescope could be seen in the background of his camera shot. “We don’t have that many starry nights in Dortmund, but I like to look through the telescope from time to time,” said a “very interested” Reus.