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Germany: 'We want Messi to play' - Dortmund's Reus on Champions League match

0 16.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre and forward Marco Reus taking seats at news conference, Dortmund
SOT, Lucien Favre, Borussia Dortmund manager (German): "We are very happy to play against FC Barcelona. I had a feeling before the draw that we could end up facing them in the group stage and we are happy that it was this way."
SOT, Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund forward: "I would be happy if Messi were to play tomorrow. Everybody knows that Barcelona is stronger with Messi because he is the best player in the world and he has the skills that not many have and obviously we want him to play. But whatever happens with him tomorrow, I cannot do anything about it. But I think we have to focus on our game and not speak much about the opponent, because everybody knows how good Messi is. But we are playing at home and we are also a very good team and we are looking forward to win the game at home."
W/S Favre and Reus at news conference
SOT, Lucien Favre, Borussia Dortmund manager (German): "In 1991, I had a course at FC Barcelona for two weeks, at the time of Johan Cruyff, and those days have evidently inspired me."
W/S Favre and Reus leaving news conference
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Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus said he hoped FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi would be fit to play against his club at the Champions League group F opener on Tuesday. Reus was speaking alongside manager Lucien Favre at a news conference in Dortmund on Monday.
"I would be happy if Messi were to play tomorrow. Everybody knows that Barcelona is stronger with Messi because he is the best player in the world and he has the skills that not many have and obviously we want him to play," said Reus.
Messi missed Barcelona's opening game in Spain's La Liga because of a calf injury.
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre said team was happy to play against FC Barcelona. "I had a feeling before the draw that we could end up facing them in the group stage and we are happy that it was this way," he said.