Reus: I’d give all my money to be fit
Posted: 5 October 2017 Time: 09:35
Marco Reus insists he would give away all the money he has earned as a professional footballer to regain his fitness and return to playing the game.
The Germany international has been out of action since tearing his cruciate ligament in May and is still facing the remainder of 2017 on the sidelines as he continues his recovery.
The 28-year-old has endured an injury-ravaged few years, missing Germany’s 2014 World Cup win with torn ankle ligaments, Euro 2016 with a heel injury before suffering a torn hamstring in March of this year.
And, a frustrated Reus told GQ: "The tears came again two or three days later when I went through it again in my mind.
"To be alone, working your way back is the most demanding part. I was really fed up after three weeks. It's a brutal mental test because you always have to work on your own.
"As top players, we earn a lot of money, but sometimes we pay a hefty price with our health.
“I would give away all the money to be healthy again, to be able to do my job. To do what I love: to play football."