When the 2018/19 Bundesliga season ended in total heartbreak for Borussia Dortmund, Marco Reus was among the worst impacted. The hometown captain and hero of the club, Reus played arguably his best season as a professional. However, a second-half of the season collapse meant that BVB missed out on the title to arguably the weakest FC Bayern Munich team in years.

Now, with Bayern expected to spend big, even the most ambitious window by Dortmund would likely to be dwarfed in comparison. Reus, though, is very clear that club ambitions are not going anywhere – nor are his own ambitions. When asked about it by the Kicker magazine, Reus said: “[Reflecting on the season] won’t really work until I go on vacation after the time with the national team,

“It hurt really bad because this time the chance was just incredibly big. There was a lot more in it for us. The feeling is still lingering.

“I was doubly annoyed, because we not only missed the title, but we also have to blame ourselves as we were clearly ahead,”

However, he didn’t sound too disheartened when being asked if he felt like this was it for this BVB cycle. Instead, he reflected: “Everyone has had their experience now,

“We’ve already done well this summer so our goal must be to stay at the top until the very end, and then also win the title.

“If you have big goals – and we have them – then you need a lot of high profile players, and we’ll reach our goals with them without question.”