Klopp keeps faith in Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has advised his players to laugh off their 3-0 defeat at Marseille last night.
Dortmund were undone by a series of defensive blunders at one end and profligate finishing at the other, to leave them languishing in third place in UEFA Champions League Group F with one point from two games.
Klopp refused to criticise his players afterwards, though, and took the defeat in his stride. "We will exercise our right to chuckle at our own dopiness in this multi-million euro business of the Champions League," he told Sky.
"The way we deal with bitter defeats is part of our development process. We have got to live with mistakes which are made due to our inexperience."
The defeat has not diminished Klopp's belief in his side, who have had a difficult start to their Bundesliga campaign too.
Klopp will not entertain any talk of a crisis, however, and has vowed to carry on playing with the same attacking style.
"I have more faith in this team than anybody else on this planet," he said. "I know what potential we have. We have earned lots of points with the enthusiasm these lads play with.
"This game reflected our whole season in one game. Lots of effort and then you don't always get rewarded for it. We have had to pay very dearly today and we were punished badly."