Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says he was pleased with Marco Reus' display in their 4-1 DFB-Pokal win over Stuttgarter Kickers.
Reus missed the World Cup with an ankle injury which he picked up just a day before Germany were set to fly out to Brazil and made his return on Saturday as Dortmund progressed in the cup with a comfortable win over the third-tier side.
Klopp was delighted to have Reus back on the field but admitted he was slightly disappointed that his side's performance was not as dominant as the scoreline would indicate.
"I am very satisfied with Marco," the 47-year-old said. "The fact that he could not show his absolutely outstanding quality is not a problem for me.
"Marco has everything ready. He has trained for two weeks, is fit and in top form. We will see how his return goes, but we won't take risks.
"The result is dramatically better than what actually happened on the field, but the league season starts next week and here we are again one step further forward and fresher."
Defender Neven Subotic echoed his coach's thoughts on the team's performance, but insisted the result was most important.
"We did not have it all under control," he said. "For me it was hard, but it is important that we won."