Borussia Dortmund will probably have to do without their captain Marco Reus in the Bundesliga game against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday (3.30 p.m.). “He felt his foot more painful after the game against Union Berlin, so we’re looking at it from day to day,” reported BVB coach Edin Terzic on Friday. There is also “a question mark” behind the use of Marius Wolf.
Right-back Thomas Meunier (broken cheekbone) will be out until the World Cup break in mid-November anyway. “But we hope he makes it to the finals,” said Terzic. The Belgian international was “very positive” on Friday. Forward Anthony Modeste will be able to play on Saturday.
Terzic expects a significant increase in effectiveness against Stuttgart. “Participation, determination, quantity of chances to score” he named as the most important issues: “We will come out of this phase and score again, then many things will be easier for us.”
He is currently “constantly” confronted with statements from his players and vice versa, said Terzic. “But we prefer to talk to each other and less about each other. We address problems and want to find solutions.”
He promoted a more positive view of the situation at the bottom of the table: “We said from the start that it would not be an easy year. Then there were other problems.” He would like “six more points in the league”, but the course is right in the DFB Cup and Champions League.