A Turkish journalist caused a laugh before Borussia Dortmund's guest appearance in the Champions League at Besiktas Istanbul.
In the obligatory press conference before the start of the “premier class”, ex-Salzburg coach Marco Rose and his captain Marco Reus answered questions from media representatives. One question made the BVB coach smile.
Because a Turkish journalist had apparently confused Reus with the German team player Timo Werner, who is currently under contract with Chelsea.
“You left the field at Besiktas because of the atmosphere. Can we assume that you will also leave the field at Besiktas?” Asked the journalist. However, he was alluding to Werner, who was substituted four years ago when the traditional Turkish club and RB Leipzig met in the first half of the game. Werner said afterwards that he had been struggling with dizziness due to the volume in the stadium.
Reus quickly explained: “It's not about me, it's about Timo Werner. He played here and left because it was so loud,” smiled the DFB team kicker, but then praised the atmosphere in the Istanbul stadium. “But we also have a wonderful stadium in Dortmund with fans who are very loud.” So Reus is prepared …