Rose delighted with Dortmund skipper

01 August 2021 03:38:43 GMTPlus11
Reus has been impressing new BVB boss Rose

Borussia Dortmund manager Marco Rose has praised the attitude of captain Marco Reus during the Bundesliga club's pre-season training.

Rose arrived from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer to take charge of Dortmund, who are 6/1 to win the Bundesliga this season with defending champions Bayern Munich 1/12 and RB Leipzig 250/1.

BVB have spent the week at training camps in Switzerland and Austria, where they beat Bologna 3-0 in a pre-season friendly on Friday.

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Gio Reyna, Lennard Maloney and Stefan Tigges scored first-half goals for Dortmund and Rose was particularly pleased to see Reus come through another 90 minutes unscathed.

The 31-year-old ended last season in fine form, helping Dortmund to finish third in the Bundesliga and qualify for the Champions League, but he ruled himself out of Germany's Euro 2020 campaign in order to be fresh for the start of the new campaign.

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Prolific striker Erling Haaland, whose future at the club is the subject of speculation, started alongside Tigges against Bologna and Rose is also looking forward to unleashing Netherlands forward Donyell Malen, who signed from PSV Eindhoven this summer.

Rose praised skipper Reus, telling the club's official website: "The way he's embraced training, welcomed the new challenges and carried the younger lads along has been captain-like from day one."

Rose looking for flexibility

Asked about his preferred formation, the coach said: "I like the diamond because it offers a lot of options. You have a good division of space on the ball, two strikers who can run on to it, a number ten in the hole behind. We want to be flexible, though. We can also play a 4-3-3 and when the centre-backs come back, we want to be able to play with a back three."

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