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The Borussia Dortmund boss the Armenia forward's two-goal display against Werder Bremen and demands to see similar contributions on a more regular basis

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has challenged Henrikh Mkhitaryan to maintain the level of performance he delivered against Werder Bremen.

BVB secured a comfortable 5-1 win over their beleaguered hosts on Saturday, with doubles from Mkhitaryan and Robert Lewandowski complemented by a Manuel Friedrich header, while Bremen only managed a late consolation from 18-year-old Levent Aycicek.

However, despite impressing against at Weserstadion, Mkhitaryan has struggled to capture the magnificent form that persuaded Dortmund to pay Shakhtar Donetsk €27.5 million for his services last summer and Klopp has urged him to improve.

"He is aware, as are we, that he has to show these qualities more often," the 46-year-old trainer was quoted by Bild am Sonntag. "But today [Saturday] we have seen the old Borussia.

Before scoring against struggling Bremen, Mkhitaryan had failed to hit the net in 1066 minutes for die Schwarzgelben but, now that he has improved his tally to five in 18 Bundesliga games, the Armenian hopes he has turned a corner.

"I may have sometimes put too much pressure on myself," the 25-year-old admitted. "I hope I can keep this up now it's gone well in this game."

Dortmund sit third in the Bundesliga with 39 points from 20 games, 15 behind leaders Bayern Munich.

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