Reus confident in Germany

2014-05-28 12:37
Marco Reus (Supplied)
Cape Town - Marco Reus believes in himself and his national team and is confident that Germany will be crowned champions at the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

Reus, 24, made in his international debut in 2011 against Turkey where he scored a goal on his debut.

Since then Reus has managed to establish himself in the German national side despite stiff competition for places in midfield.

Reus is a versatile attacking midfielder who's confident displays for club side, Borussia Dortmund, have placed him on the radar of many top European clubs. He believes in his own ability and the ability of the national side and confirmed as much in an exclusive interview for PUMA’s World Cup campaign ahead of the upcoming Soccer World Cup.

"As a footballer it is vital, whether it’s belief in yourself, your team or the national team. Every team has to have the belief that they can win. Even if things are going badly. If you are 1-0 or 2-0 down, you have to believe that in 15 or 20 minutes you can turn it around. If you don’t believe in yourself you are wasting 15-20% of your potential."

Reus is aware of the challenges awaiting Germany as they face tough Group G opponents Portugal, USA and Ghana in the so-called "Group of Death". 

Reus is not overly concerned as he believes that there are many incredible teams at the World Cup and Germany will just deal with the group that they find themselves in.

It is hard to think that this will be Reus' first Soccer World Cup after missing out on the 2010 edition through injury. Reus is excited at the prospect of starring for Germany.  

"It’s my first World Cup so I am feeling really motivated. I’m eager to play a big part and start as many games as possible."

Watch Reus and the German national side kick-off their Soccer World Cup campaign against Portugal on June 16.

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