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‘It absolutely stinks!’ – Reus slams key weakness as BVB title hopes fade

Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund
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The Dortmund skipper cut a frustrated figure following a costly defeat to Gladbach in their latest Bundesliga outing.

Marco Reus took aim at Borussia Dortmund’s defensive fragility after a 4-2 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night.

Two excellent goals from Erling Haaland mattered little in the end as Gladbach fired four goals past Roman Burki to seal an emphatic 4-2 win. Nico Elvedi (x2), Ramy Bensebaini, and Marcus Thuram were all on target.

In fact, Dortmund had VAR to thank for in the first-minute upon ruling out a quick Gladbach opening goal.

The final result was all that mattered in the end, though, as Edin Terzic’s side lost precious ground in the title battle. They’re now 10 points adrift of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich, who have a game in hand.

“If we don’t turn things around, it will be difficult,” Reus told ZDF. “It’s always the same mistakes that we make. It absolutely stinks!”

Dortmund center-back Mats Hummels couldn’t offer a more hopeful assessment on the club’s defensive woes either.

“Our defensive standards are a very big thing for us,” he admitted to DAZN. “We can’t criticize anything about the same.”

Dortmund have conceded at least one goal in their previous four Bundesliga matches, with the last two fixtures ending in a defeat.