Klopp hails 'outstandingly good' Dortmund

The BVB coach has lauded his players after they comfortably overcame Eintracht Frankfurt despite Julian Schieber's red card, reserving special praise for hat-trick hero Marco Reus
Jurgen Klopp expressed his delight after Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, which came despite his side playing most of the fixture with 10 men.

Marco Reus scored a hat-trick for BVB as both sides saw players dismissed. Julian Schieber was sent off in the first half for the hosts, while Takashi Inui received his marching orders late on for the visitors. Dortmund's win ensures they remain second.

And coach Klopp was keen to stress the quality of his team's performance, particularly considering Schieber's red card.

"We have had three early red cards in our last four home games," the 45-year-old German told Ruhr Nachrichten.

"Particularly after a difficult match in Donetsk [a 2-2 Champions League draw], our performance today [Saturday] was outstandingly good. We were dramatically better tactically than against Hamburg [last week's 4-1 home defeat].

"From a week which started s**t, we've done really well."

Dortmund, already without Robert Lewandowski, who was red carded against Hamburg, will now have a another striker suspended after Schieber's two yellows, the second for an alleged elbow when challenging for the ball.

However, Klopp refused to blame the 24-year-old forward, instead focusing on the impressive contribution of Reus.

"I'm just sorry for Julian," the former Mainz trainer added.

"He wanted to help the team. Aerial battles are always difficult for strikers, and for the referee. No one wants to hurt the opponent in such situations.

"Overall it was a great performance against a really good opponent. All three of Reus' goals were outstanding. He has real class."

Borussia Dortmund now have 42 points from their 22 league games.