Dortmund, Feb 10 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel believes talismanic attacking midfielder Marco Reus can be a “monster” on the pitch.

Reus has scored 15 goals this season despite injury problems and Tuchel is convinced that he has a lot more to offer to the Bundesliga heavyweights.

The 26-year-old netted the first goal on Tuesday in his side’s 3-1 win over Stuttgart in the German Cup quarter-finals.

“I said we want to convert him into a monster because he can be a monster on the field,” Tuchel was quoted as saying by goal.com on Wednesday.

“Marco is a sensitive and creative player who needs to feel free, which means he shouldn’t have to worry about his body all the time. We are working on this.”

The coach, however, said that their priority was to have Reus for the remainder of the season without further injuries.

“It is remarkable how focused he is, how clear and confident he is, how much punch and danger he can represent and how smartly he uses spaces,” he said.

“But it is important that we don’t expect too much too early. We absolutely want to get him through the season without further injuries.”

Tuchel added that Reus has also settled in mentally after the injury lay off.

“He is on a good path also mentally. The way he trains, how alert he is and how he presents himself within the team and how he gives everything,” the Dortmund manager stated.

“Like I said, he can be a monster, become a monster. He is doing everything for this. So I am very happy and absolutely convinced that he will reach this point.”

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