Tuesday, November 30

Rose on Reyna: “We hope he’ll be an issue this year”


Borussia Dortmund has to do without US youngster Giovanni Reyna for a longer period of time. As BVB coach Marco Rose announced on Friday before the game against RB Leipzig, the offensive player’s muscle injury has turned out to be “a bit more difficult”. It is not yet foreseeable when Reyna will be able to participate in team training again.

Have to keep watching for now: Giovanni Reyna.

Have to keep watching for now: Giovanni Reyna.

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One goal against Frankfurt, one goal against Hoffenheim – the season got off to a good start for Giovanni Reyna. Then, however, the US international was injured in the service of Borussia Dortmund during the international trip at the beginning of September and has been watching since then. And this unsatisfactory state will continue for a while, as BVB coach Marco Rose admitted on Friday.

“It’s getting better, but the injury turned out to be a bit more difficult,” said the 45-year-old, for whom Reyna was seeded at the start of the season. The Reynas muscle injury had “slight tendon involvement”, and the nerves had also caused slight problems in “certain rehab processes”, which is why one had to take a step back. “Now we hope that there will be a reason and that we can gradually take steps forward,” added Rose, who did not want to make a forecast about when Gio will return: “It is not yet possible to predict when Gio will be back in team training. But we hope it will be an issue this year. ”

BVB hospital well staffed

In addition to Reyna, BVB will have to do without numerous other players in the Bundesliga game at RB Leipzig on Saturday (6.30 p.m., LIVE! At kicker). Especially since after the Champions League game against Ajax Amsterdam (1: 3) last Wednesday, Marius Wolf also signed off on sick leave with a muscle injury. Short-term returnees are not expected. Only after the upcoming international game interruption is it likely that one or the other currently injured BVB professional – such as Raphael Guerreiro, Nico Schulz and Mahmoud Dahoud – will report back in training and match operations.

Striker Erling Haaland, who BVB may be missing until the end of the year, will certainly not be one of them – this was what Dortmund’s central defender Marin Pongracic had recently revealed. Rose therefore gave the loan from Wolfsburg, which must expect a fine, a piece of advice on Friday: “I haven’t seen him yet, but of course I’ve noticed. I will point out to him that silence is sometimes gold”, said the BVB coach, who already worked with Pongracic at RB Salzburg.


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