Marco Reus did his own advertising. Shortly before the final talks with the club management about the extension of his contract, which expires in the summer, the Borussia Dortmund captain played great in the 6-1 (4-1) win over 1. FC Köln.

Intoxicated by his two goals (32nd and 70th minute), his team’s highest win of the season and his club’s impressive winning streak with 28 out of a possible 30 points, the answer to the question about his future was particularly easy: “In the past Weeks, months and years I’ve said several times that I would like to end my career here. I feel really good, we’ll see. We’re in talks and everything else will come up in the coming weeks,” said the 33-year-old.

According to reports, a decision should be made before the league summit on April 1 at FC Bayern as to whether Reus will continue to storm for BVB after eleven years. Much will depend on whether both sides come closer on the salary issue. According to media reports, the club’s management is considering halving the previous salary of the injury-prone professional. The fact that Reus can still be a difference player is not only proven by the two goals against Cologne, but also by the performance data of the season. The team has scored more points and goals with him this season than without him.

Terzic: “He’s welcome to continue like this”

On Saturday, the captain scored the mandatory goals 160 and 161 for BVB. He passed Michael Zorc (159) and is the best shooter in Dortmund professional football. In the Bundesliga, Reus now has 150 goals (114 for BVB, 36 for Gladbach). Coach Edin Terzic spoke of a strong collective performance after the game, but particularly emphasized Reus: “You know my appreciation for him. He played an exceptionally good game and has now completed the 150. We hope there will be something more he’s welcome to continue.”

The football teacher hopes that Reus, who was not nominated for the national team this time, will be in the same form as against Cologne in a duel with the record champions from Munich after the international break. The longest-serving BVB professional made no secret of his anticipation. However, Reus did not want to talk about a final for the title: “In general, I would not say that it is decisive, but it is very important.” He sees his team prepared for the German Clásico: “In two weeks we have a really great game in front of our chests. Of course, if you win the game, you’ll take the self-confidence with you into the next games. Hopefully we’ll be ready.”