Marco Reus needs to succeed Mesut Ozil in Germany’s No. 10 position after a powerful begin to the season with Borussia Dortmund.
Reus, 29, is but to win a Bundesliga title or a trophy with Germany however is taken into account among the finest gamers of his era.
Named membership captain and taking part in within the No. 10 position, Reus has thrived underneath new Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre, scoring 11 targets and helping an additional eight in 17 matches throughout all competitions this marketing campaign, one thing he hopes can lead to him taking up a central function for Germany.
“A contemporary attacker should be versatile,” he mentioned. “I also can play on all different positions. Nevertheless it’s clear an attacking participant blossoms if he can play in his favorite position.
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“I particularly like that central position. I get the sensation that I’m a part of the match on a regular basis, and I’m at all times concerned in direct duels.”
Reus added he additionally favoured the No. 10 position as a result of being concerned within the match on a regular basis helped him.
“If I would like to play actually, rather well and obtain very, very excessive targets, one of the simplest ways to get there’s from this position,” he mentioned.
Requested whether or not he felt he might exchange Ozil on that position for Germany, Reus mentioned: “It at all times relies upon which system the nationwide workforce favours. However positive: If [Germany coach Joachim Low] performs me as a 10, I might very nicely think about that and I would strive to fill in that position one of the simplest ways doable.”
With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar 4 years away, Reus is conscious that he would possibly solely have one likelihood to characterize Germany at a significant event — the 2020 European Championship.
“I would like to keep wholesome,” Reus mentioned. “I would like to play a superb qualifying marketing campaign and a brilliant European Championship. I’ve set my sights on that event. I will be 33 years and 6 months by the point of the Qatar World Cup.”