Marco Reus and his fellow attackers Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz sat before the microphones for the press conference ahead of their European Championship qualifier against Estonia on Sunday (20:45 CEST). The trio spoke about how to break down the Estonia defence, what their favourite position is and their current physical condition.
...the key to his success: I’m currently on a fantastic run of form; nevertheless it’s all down to hard work and concentration. A good environment helps as well. I always try to give my best and hope that it pays off.
...their opponents, Estonia: We know that we can’t underestimate our opponents. It’s a different type of game; they are at home with the support of their fans. They will set-up very defensively and will try to make it as difficult as possible for us. A goal will open the game up; we need to do everything we can to score in the first half so that the game can go in our favour.
...being a guaranteed starter: I need to prove myself again and again. If I play terribly for three games in a row, then someone else will get a chance. I’m just trying to concentrate on my own performance.
...his favourite position: I can play any position across the front line; I’m very versatile. It doesn’t really make a difference for me. I just try to find the space and take my chances.
...his situation: Every player wants to play as much as they can. I try to do my best whenever I come on. All I can do is give 100% and then the chances will come.
...his future: I like to listen to other people’s opinions, but at the end of the day it’s my decision. However, I enjoy getting advice from the national team coach.
...his favourite position: I don’t want to make any demands, I’m just happy to be on the pitch. I’m at my best when I’m attacking, but right now all I care about is playing.
...his performance level: Last week I had a bit of a knee problem and missed the game against Argentina so that I could properly recover. I trained normally over the past few days; there’s nothing stopping me from starting.