Quietly there isn’t a more exciting player coming into the Euro 2016 than German Marco Reus. It’s a bold statement, I get it, but Reus has become one of the most complete players in the World, and not many are paying attention.
Bad luck hit Marco two years ago when he missed the 2014 World Cup in Brazil because of an ankle injury. Germany ended up winning the tournament, but their young playmaker missed the party.
Reus has improved since then; he has become the number one playmaker at Borussia Dortmund, and his evolution is getting better and better. He will have the responsibility, along German number one striker Thomas Muller, to carry with his nation in the European Championship.
‘I said we want to convert him into a monster because he can be a monster on the field,’ Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel told Goal.
‘Marco is a sensitive and creative player who needs to feel free, which means he shouldn’t have to worry about his body all the time. We are working on this.
Marco Reus is different than any other player on Germany’s roster. He’s a combination between Muller and Ozil. Like Muller because he can score whenever he’s in front of goal and like Ozil because his creative nature makes the team better.
Reus already played in a Euro tournament, back in 2012 but he came off the bench most of the times. He scored his only goal in the tournament in a 4-2 victory over Greece in the quarterfinals.
For the Euro 2016, he’s a long shot listed at 34.0 in the Marco Reus Euro 2016 Betting Odds. He’s not a pure striker, but the ball movement that Germany praises will probably put him in a scoring position several times per game.
Germany are the favorites to win the tournament, rated at 4.33 at the Online Sportsbook Bodog. They will share group C with Poland, Ukraine, and Norther Ireland; of course, they are the favorites to win the zone, paying 1.4. Any problems to get to the second round are unimaginable.
Reus chances to become the number one playmaker of this team will be tested in this tournament. He can do it all, and it will be fun to watch. Germany has plenty of playmakers; they show it in the 2014 Brazil World Cup, but perhaps neither has the class of Marco Reus, who should have a superstar level in France 2016.