Marco Reus' scintillating form has helped Borussia Dortmund keep in touch with FC Bayern München at the top of the standings. - © © imago
Marco Reus' scintillating form has helped Borussia Dortmund keep in touch with FC Bayern München at the top of the standings. - © © imago
Bundesliga

Dortmund keeping lid on title ambition

Borussia Dortmund are not dreaming of the Bundesliga title, despite their blistering current form, claims Marco Reus.

'Playing well right now'

Reus' brace inspired Die Schwarz-Gelben to a 3-1 win at SV Werder Bremen on Saturday, a third successive triumph that confirms that Thomas Tuchel's men are very much back on track after their season could have been derailed by the 5-1 Der Klassiker defeat in Munich on Matchday 8.

The victory at the Weser Stadium was all the sweeter as it moved Dortmund to within five points of Bayern at the top of the table following the reigning champions' goalless draw at Eintracht Frankfurt 24 hours earlier, reigniting a title race many had claimed was a one-horse affair.

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'Not worried about 'Auba''

Yet, the former Borussia Mönchengladbach man sees his own situation as a microcosm of that of the team: there will be no resting on one's laurels, nor any getting swept away by the hype.

"Things change very quickly in football. I don't really think about it, and have always believed in myself and worked on myself. I'm happy that I can help the team. In a few days, things will be off again, and we have to be focused once more," Reus explained.

"It's always the same problem: you're judged on goals. I don't think like that. For me, it was important that my game improved. It is, nonetheless, important to score. But it wasn't my best game of the season, in spite of the two goals."

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