Klopp delighted with 'attractive' Dortmund display

The BVB coach has hailed his team's performance against Hannover 96, saying his side deserved the victory and praising their entertaining style of football
Jurgen Klopp has praised his Borussia Dortmund side's performance following their victory against Hannover 96.

Dortmund triumphed 3-1 thanks to a brace from Robert Lewandowski and a goal from Julian Schieber, and Klopp was impressed with the manner of his side's triumph.

"We played a very good, attractive game," the 45-year-old told reporters at his post-match press conference. "As an offensive spectacle it, was a very good game today."

But Klopp admitted he was not happy with the half-time scoreline, but was pleased with how his team responded to conceding.

"2-0 at the break would have been in order, but going in at 2-1 was bad. We had to come back in the second half and play more incisively. After our third we played intelligently."

The German coach then singled out individual players for praise - particularly Kevin Grosskreutz, Robert Lewandowski and Julian Schieber.

"It was extraordinary how Kevin went to a position he has played in only three or four times in his life and did exceptionally."

The 45-year-old continued: "
Today, it was the game of Robert Lewandowski. First, the week-long transfer rumours, then the red card against Hamburg and today he played in a very unfamiliar position.

"This is certainly not his favourite position, but he has done it very well. Julian [Schieber] pulled the defenders out [of position] well."

Klopp also addressed the issue of whether key defender Mats Hummels would be fit for Dortmund's Champions League clash with Shaktar Donetsk on Tuesday.

"It depends on the level of inflammation. At the moment, I'm assuming that he could go. Tomorrow, he should maybe try and run. We will see if we can rest him."