Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp cut a happy figure after his side's stunning 6-1 victory over VfB Stuttgart on Friday but warned his players not to lose their concentratioin.
Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick, whilst Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting a goal each to cap off a memorable evening for BVB.
Left to reflect on his side’s performance, Klopp was left satisfied with his team’s performance but believes there were a few weak links that were exploited during the match.
“The combinations of the match were great, we had some immediate counter pressing situations,” Klopp told Ruhr Nachrichten.
“In between the match we had repeated incidents with concentration, which became a weakness. After the break though we no longer had to pause and we had a great game.”
Asked about the penalty awarded to Stuttgart before half-time, Klopp said his side could not complain about the referee’s decision.
“I have seen the situation a few times now and I am still not sure. If the whistle goes, then it’s a penalty and we certainly cannot complain. I do not think that a 2-2 score would have significantly influenced the break or the second half.”
Borussia Dortmund host Arsenal on Wednesday in a crucial Champions League fixture, as both sides look to continue their impressive form.