Dortmund - cut a decidedly dejected figure following Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 home defeat to Hannover 96 on Saturday afternoon.
Struggling to find the words in the wake of die Schwarz-Gelben's sixth league loss of the campaign, the bewildered German international tried to put his finger on just what has been going wrong at the Signal Iduna Park.
Question: Marco Reus, BVB were dominant against Hannover, but fell to another defeat. How can that happen?
Marco Reus: We were the better side over the course of the 90 minutes, but we came away with nothing and that's all that counts in the end. We had the better chances, but didn't take them in the key stages of the game. We had two or three really good opportunities in the second half, but we didn't score and then we went and conceded from a free kick.
Question: You had two or three good chances of your own. Why won't the ball go in?
Reus: In spite of everything, it's obviously important to be creating chances to start with, but you have to stick the ball in the back of the net and we didn't do that against Hannover. It's hard talking about why we didn't take our chances yet again - really hard. We have to analyse things, and stay cool, calm and collected. Then it's onto Tuesday's game [in the DFB Cup].
Question: The attacks seemed more panicked the longer BVB went without scoring. Is it a psychological problem?
Reus: What's going on in your head always has an important role to play. I think we're pretty clear about what we're doing, but we're not exactly brimming with confidence, which is what you're seeing sometimes. We need to enjoy our football more and then the goals will eventually come. The problem is we don't have the time. There are fewer games and we don't have many points. We're right down there at the bottom.
Question: You said it yourself: How does it feel being just above the relegation zone?
Reus: I didn't look at the table after the game. It's not important. The main thing is we focus on ourselves. We have to find a way out. That's all we need to discuss now.
Question: Do you think you're in danger of missing out on the UEFA Champions League places?
Reus: That's a long way off. It wouldn't be right talking about that at the moment.
Dietmar Nolte reporting from Dortmund
Check out the goal that condemned Dortmund to their fourth successive league defeat on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: