Reyna was ready to make his first Dortmund start last weekend against Schalke. But the 17-year-old received a late scratch after being injured in the warm-up.
Gio Reyna will be suit enough against Wolfsburg
Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has said that Giovanni Reyna will be suit enough to make the team’s squad for Saturday’s Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg. Reyna was ready to make his first Dortmund start last weekend against Schalke. But the 17-year-old received a late scratch after being injured in the warm-up. This season, the U.S. youth international showed many promises, making it to the senior Dortmund team and making 11 matches from the bench in all competitions, scoring one goal. Favre would not disclose whether Reyna will again be in the starting lineup for the Saturday game at the Volkswagen Arena. We will see. He only trained yesterday, and it was a light unit,” Favre said. Last weekend, Dortmund defeated Schalke 4-0, as the Bundesliga became the first European league to return from its suspension of coronavirus.
After the self-isolation, it’s dangerous to train before the match
Favre said injuries could be more a factor after a two-month dismissal. Which took place mainly in small groups after being allowed to resume teamwork. “It’s a danger,” he said. “You do not train as usual, and then four, five days before the competition match, you must train differently. One-on-one challenges, direct fights, air fights, back and forth. For me, it’s not a big surprise”. Dortmund will be able to welcome back midfielder Emre Can for a clash with Wolfsburg, but Axel Witsel has not recovered from muscular problems after he also missed the Schalke match. “Witsel will not be there,” Favre said. “It can start yesterday with a light workout with the team and will train today as well.”
Marco Reus will also be on the sidelines, while Favre hopes that Dortmund’s captain will still be able to play a role this season, as he will continue to recover from an adductor injury. “Marco has not started training with the squad, but we still hope that he will be able to return asap and help before the end of the season,” said Favre. Dortmund runners-up weekend in second place, four points behind the table-topping Bayern, who will host Eintracht Frankfurt on the Allianz Arena on Saturday.