Andre Schurrle eager for regular minutes alongside fellow German duo

Andre Schurrle eager for regular minutes alongside fellow German duo


Borussia Dortmund Andre Schurrle says he is hoping to see regular minutes alongside Mario Gotze and Marco Reus after the trio started a match together for the first time ever.

Dortmund fans didn’t have to wait long for their new look trio to make an impact as Schurrle laid on assist for Reus’ goal, which turned out to be the match winner against Borussia Monchengladbach.

And with Reus and Gotze having battled fitness and health issues over the past 12 months, Schurrle says he would like to see an extended run in the side alongside the pair.

“It feels amazing and we produced a goal – Mario played it to me, I played it to Marco and he scored, so it’s amazing,” he said.

“It’s a good feeling. We are very good friends and we’ve wanted this for a long time.

“Now it’s finally there and now we have to get healthy and then play together like we used to.”

Reus himself admitted to Sky Germany after the match, he did not strike the ball as clean as he had of liked past Yann Sommer.

“For the goal, I did not hit the ball properly,” he said.

“I actually wanted to shoot further to the left, if I’m completely honest. It’s nice, of course, that it went in anyway.

“Overall, it was a tough game. Especially in the second half, Gladbach were clearly better, they also had the bigger chances.

“It was then a pure [scrap], luckily with the better ending for us. We still have a lot of work to do.

“Nevertheless, these victories are extremely important right now, so that we can improve.”