Marco Reus Quotes, a complete collection

Thu 19 August 2021 | 15:00

A look back at the greatest Marco Reus quotes including his comments on football and the biggest stars of the game.

Marco Reus is a professional player who is currently playing as a midfielder for FC Dortmund football club and Germany national team. Reus was born and raised in the city of


and his life-long affection for the city's biggest club started when he was seven years old, when he entered Dortmund's youth academy.

During his successful career so far, Reus has won many top awards including one DF-Pokal and three German Super Cups. He was one of Dortmund's best player on their way to the 2012-13 Champions League final, where they were beaten by domestic rivals'

Bayern Munich


Reus has been a player for Germany national team both at the youth and senior level. He represented his country in the 2016 European Championships and 2018 World Cup, but missed Germany's title winning campaign in the 2014 World Cup due to injury. In the following article we present you with a complete collection of

Marco Reus quotes


Best Collection of Marco Reus quotes

We present football fans with the Best collection of

Marco Reus

quotes which includes his comments about his personality and career as well as his comments on other football stars.

Marco Reus quotes about his character, childhood and personal life

Marco Reus was born into a family of football fans. His father, Thomas Reus, is originally from England and his mother, Manuela Reus is Russian. However both of them were raised in Germany. Reus is a family man and he has admitted in interviews that he prefers to spend most his leisure time with his wife and kid.

Marco Reus was in a relationship with the famous German TV presenter, Caroline Bohs from 2009 to 2013 before splitting up due to personal disagreements. In 2015, Reus started dating a German model, Scarlett Gartmann, who later became his wife. In 2019 Reus married Gartmann and the couple had their first child, a girl in the last day of March. It is certainly interesting to know more about Marco Reus quotes on his own childhood, personality and private life.

On His childhood:

At home I used tangerines and apples as playing objects, so that helped my parents make up their mind for me to join a team.

On his marriage life:

I think it's important to be thinking about your personal life and your family not just when you've retired but also during your career.

It's absolutely overwhelming, I'm very happy. If you haven't experienced it then you can't imagine what it's like, but when you get to experience it first hand, when you see a little being come into the world, then the feelings just overwhelm you, it's unbelievable. We're very proud to be parents now. It's an amazing feeling. Everything still feels very new.

My daughter's birth because it's the best feeling in the world which you can't describe. It makes you speechless.

On his hobbies and preferences:

"At home I used tangerines and apples as playing objects, so that helped my parents make up their mind for me to join a team."

I just love tattoos and I have a good tattoo artist. There’ll probably be some more in the future. It might even become an obsession.

"I'm honored to join a very distinguished group of footballers to appear on the cover of 'FIFA.' Most of all, I am humbled that the fans have chosen me, and I will strive to make them proud with my performance on the pitch."

Before games I often listen to music like a lot of other players. Firstly, it relaxes you and you can also concentrate on the game at the same time. You go through certain tactics in your head which might be important before the game. (Bundesliga.com)

Marco Reus quotes about football and his playing style

Marco Reus is known the most for his incredible passing abilities. His best qualities are his pace, versatility, technical skills and intelligence. He is often praised for his ability to send the final pass behind the opposition's defense line and his excellent performances in different midfielder roles.

He has been a key member of the Germany national team and Borussia Dortmund in recent years and has shown his strong personality in many key moments of his amazing career. The followings are the

top quotes by Marco Reus

about football and his own playing style.

You should not just say: I have to enjoy football now, you should really enjoy football.

When you are 28, 29 years old... you are aware that this is going to be your last big contract of your career. You have to make up your mind: What is it that I want? Do I want to find something new, a new culture, a new league, a new language, new teammates, a new city? And what is it that I need to be happy? What is it that I need to perform?

I hope people see us not just as a football player, but also as human beings, we are not machines!

I see myself as a player for whom there are no limits.

Football is an important part of my life, but not everything.

I think it's very important that you don't start thinking about your life after football when you are 33 or 34. There are many more amazing things in this world, and it's important to think about these things before you retire.

I think if you're not strong, in life or in football, not every day is going to be going up and seeing the sunshine.

I don’t measure myself on goals alone but also the way that I play – that I am making a difference in games, am involved in good passages of play. That is an important factor for me and I know that there is room for improvement there. (Bundesliga.com)

When the coach says the No.9 should drop deeper and the wingers should play a bit higher, then you can achieve a numerical advantage in midfield.

I don't really pay much attention to stats, I'm not really interested.

When you're young, you're inexperienced and you do whatever comes to mind and I think every young player should keep doing that.

in the media things have changed, there's no longer this middle ground, it's either good or really bad and you either get a lot of criticism or a lot of praise.

On his many heartbreaking injuries:

As top players, we earn a lot of money, but sometimes we pay a hefty price with our health. I would give away all the money to be healthy again, to be able to do my job. To do what I love: to play football.

I was injured many times, but life is like this, and I have to accept this.

It takes a certain amount of time to regain your rhythm – not only in the games, but also in training. It was also important that I suffered no setbacks in the injury phase.

I was injured many times, but life is like this, and I have to accept this.

When the first challenge comes, the first shot, the first unlucky situation then you obviously ask yourself: Is the knee alright? When it all looks positive, then you know, that you can play to your full strength. Whether that is in January, February or March, I do not know and it does not matter to me either.

When you pick up a serious injury as a footballer – and I mean long term injuries where you are out for six, seven, eight months or more, not just a three or four week hamstring tears – then that's simply the case. You want to play the sport that you have been playing for years and have enjoyed for years.

It can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with the fact that you'll not be able to do that for six, seven, eight months. But injuries are part of football, you have to adjust and learn what the repercussions are. Your body changes as a result of this period. You see other perspectives and that has certainly shaped me as a person. (Bundesliga.com)

Marco Reus quotes on Messi and Ronaldo

In every generation, young football fans argue endlessly about who is the best player of the history of football. In our generation the debate is between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo fans. Reus has never played alongside Ronaldo and Messi, but he has played against them many times during his career. Reus has praised both of them in his interviews. However, He believes Messi is an-together better player than Ronaldo. Here are Marco Reus quotes on

Lionel Messi

and Cristiano Ronaldo

Right now it’s a difficult thing to say, because Messi and


have dominated for ten years. You can’t finish praising them enough. They are well known for playing at that level all these years, scoring so many goals and winning many titles. It’s amazing that they have maintained that level for so long, and even improved. So they will always be two of the best footballers on the planet.

Currently it is difficult to say who the best (player in the world) is. I think that now there are some young players who have reached a certain level, but, for me, Messi is the best footballer with Cristiano very close behind him. Then there are footballers like Neymar, Mbappe, Van Dijk or Salah, who have developed incredibly well.

Who is the best soccer player of all time? Lionel Messi

It's clear that Barcelona are better with him because everybody knows that Messi is the best in the world.

Normally during a career, it’s not just going up, except maybe Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but stagnation or even setbacks are also included,

Top quotes by Marco Reus about famous football players and teams

In this part of the article we present you with the top quotes by Marco Reus about other football great stars and teams, including his comments on Mario Goetze and Robert Lewandowsky.

On his idol, Tomas Rosicky:

My idol was always Tomas Rosicky. He used to be phenomenal. He had such a good eye for an opening and knew where his team-mates were, and he was so quick.

On Isco:

Isco is a genius. He is a natural and a huge talent.

On Mario Goetze and his close friendship with him:

I cried when Mario Gotze told me hell leave Borussia Dortmund & join Bayern Munich.

There was a period where we were both injured and so we met up in the evenings to play PlayStation, to talk and just to have some positive thoughts.

It's strange how I and Mario understand each other so instinctively, without looking, we know where the other one is and where we should run to make or receive a pass. (The Guardian)

On Mesut Ozil:

Personally, I've always got along great with Mesut, found him extremely pleasant as a human being. He always supported me and was one of the best players I've ever played with.



's part, he certainly has the class to compete with Ronaldo.

On Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

is always in good spirits. It's a lot of fun to be around him. His positive energy on the pitch pushes all of us.

On Erling Haaland:

Erling is an absolute machine. He's very hungry for goals. You see that in every game. We hope that he continues like this,

On Sancho:

He's a crucial player for us and if he one day will be as big a player as the other two [Ronaldo and Messi] we will see. He simply needs time, a lot of experience, and there will be times where everything's not going that well and one will see how he will get through that.

For us it's great. We were all excited that he will stay at least one more year, simply because he keeps on delivering goals and assists via which we will collect a lot of points.

On Robert Lewandowski:


is hard to catch. When you score 30 or 40 goals a season, it's hard to catch up. He has unbelievable stats, so hats off to him.

I think that's the professional attitude which he has every day. He started with this diet, I'm not sure if it was nutrition, his wife does a lot for that. You see that. Preventing injuries is an important issue for every player. Whether it's him or Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, they have very few injuries.

On Barcelona:

In my childhood, I always played as


on the PlayStation.

Barca is nothing but a small part of Real Madrid’s history.

On Bayern Munich:

For me it is a clear foul. I’ll be honest: If it were against Bayern, the referee would have whistled 100 per cent. It is like that. Nothing to add.

There's a lot of speculation it's because of this, or that, but you basically have to have a perfect season to beat Bayern Munich for the title.

Best Marco Reus quotes about his club career 

We wrap up our article on Marco Reus quotes with a look at the

best Marco Reus quotes

about his club career at Gladbach, Ahlen and Borussia Dortmund.

On his time at Ahlen and Monchengladbach:

I have learned a lot a lot in my three years at Gladbach and developed a feeling for what is best for me. I owe the club a lot.

When I was at Borussia Monchengladbach I scored three in one game against Werder Bremen. I didn't get to take home the match ball back then, but I did this time. Eintracht Frankfurt

When you play your whole youth career at one club you want to make the next step – especially when you support the team. But it didn't work out for me. I wasn't happy because I didn't get to play much for the youth team. So I and my father decided I needed to move [to Ahlen in the third division]. It was a tough choice. Do I stay here with my beloved Dortmund or do I go elsewhere to play and get practical experience? That's why I went – and it paid off. (The Guardian)

On his life-long affection for Dortmund and his career at the club:

I was born in Dortmund and grew up here, so you become automatically a black and yellow. I played here for many years in the youth ranks, but at first I did not have the chance to become a professional football player at BVB and to realize my dream.

As a young boy you dream of playing in the Bundesliga, so my first Bundesliga game is something I'll always remember. I'll always remember my first Bundesliga goal as well as the first game I started. The first moments when you smell the grass, when you experience the whole way of doing things, playing in the stadium. (Bundesliga.com)

I opted for BVB because I need my regular environment where I feel at home. It has nothing to do that I am not able to handle the pressure or what is permanently speculated. We are also measured in wins and trophies here at Dortmund.

Dortmund is my home; BVB is my club.

Since my childhood, I dreamed of wearing the Black and Yellow.

It is truly an amazing feeling to play in the final of the Champions League with the BVB at Wembley. Ahead of my transfer to Dortmund, I definitely hadn't thought about this being a possible scenario.

It's never a good sign when many players leave the club or when you have many coaching changes, because it brings a lot of distraction to the team and the club.

The request came, as it did from other clubs. I have the greatest respect for Bayern Munich and what the club has been doing for decades, but I always wanted to play for BVB. It was always the club my heart drew me to. When I played in Gladbach at the time, it was clear to me: within the Bundesliga, I only change to Dortmund, otherwise I go abroad.

I have a valid [five-year] contract with a team I love. We have plans to win trophies here. I also love the city because everyone is so passionate about football.

On Dortmund's Rivalry with Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title:

The most important thing for me is to get that consistency in our performances and in our results, and if we get that we'll win the league. Over the last eight years Bayern have been better at it than every other club and we're on the right track to break through that ceiling.

We have to keep going and keep working hard on that consistency in our performances and results. But ultimately if you win a game 1-0 at the weekend, two days later no one cares how you won the game and everyone just looks at the result. That's how it is for Bayern - they don't win every game 4-0 or 5-0 with scintillating football. They simply win their games and that's what makes you German champions.

Basically, it's important to win the games against Bayern as they're our main rivals, That's what will make the main difference and it has made the difference in the last few years.

I think it is also important for the fans that there are guys like Thomas and me. They notice that we identify with their club as much as they do it themselves, It has always been my dream to play for BVB. Here I have everything to be happy: my home, my family, my club. And this feeling has always prevailed - even if another country with a different culture might have been attractive.

It's been more in Bayern's favour in the last 10 years, I have to say. They've frustrated us a lot. Other than when I wasn't here when we won the league twice, we've been close on two or three occasions but they have the advantage that they've had the consistency throughout the season, over a whole season they're very hard to beat.

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