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The coach has lauded the 23-year-old's performances in Poland and Ukraine, and defended the 17m pound transfer fee that was paid to secure his services

Jurgen Klopp has expressed his delight at Marco Reus' Euro 2012 outings with Germany, and stated that the price he paid to bring him to Borussia Dortmund is fully justified.

The forward scored on his tournament debut for die Mannschaft in the quarter-final against Greece, before coming off the bench at half time in the semi-final against Italy.

"Marco's performances stand out beyond doubt," Klopp told Welt am Sonntag. "His quality, coupled with our patience, is a good combination. He does not need to score four goals in his first game.

"We want to help him become the player we see in him, who will be better than the one at [former club Borussia] Monchengladbach."

Asked what his stance was regarding the 17 million pound fee that BVB had to pay in order to prise him away from his former club - the highest fee ever received by Monchengladbach - Klopp was stoical.

"In football there is only one principle, and that is not based on transfer fees, but on performances. We have paid €17m for him and he is worth the money."

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