Dortmund stopped playing football in second half, says Klopp

The 47-year-old was unhappy with his side’s performance after the break and admitted they did not deserve a better result

Jurgen Klopp has voiced his frustration with the way Borussia Dortmund gave away victory in Saturday’s Bundesliga match against Bayern Munich.

BVB went 1-0 up before the break through Marco Reus, but goals from Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben in the second half eventually saw the reigning champions bag the full three points, much to the disappointment of Klopp.

“It was a close game. We had a good first half, but weren’t as good after the break. In the end, we simply could not cope with Bayern’s pressure and the loss was not undeserved,” Klopp told Sky.

“The problem in the second half was that we stopped playing football. We started hitting long balls and did not move forward any more. Bayern’s pressure became worse and worse. We had the desire, but couldn’t bring it any more.

“We were no longer in control in the second half and Mats Hummels’ injury didn’t help either.

“The situation we are going through now is clearly a bad thing. We have so many areas where we must improve and this was obvious again here.”

Dortmund have dropped to 16th spot in the Bundesliga table following this weekend’s results, having collected seven points from 10 games.

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