Klopp rues Dortmund mistakes, lauds Frankfurt
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp hit out at his side's display in the 3-3 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.
The result saw the defending Bundesliga champions fall seven points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich, and remain five behind unbeaten Frankfurt. Klopp was full of praise for the league's newcomers and believed they deserved at least a point.
"Eintracht did well, we did badly," he said. "Therefore, Eintracht deserved this point because they played some sensational counter-attacks.
"Every pass was inch perfect, every cross found its man, and every run they did was spot on - that is extraordinary quality which they had."
For Dortmund, whose 31-game unbeaten streak was ended by Hamburg at the weekend, the focus must now turn to getting back to winning ways against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday and put this latest disappointment behind them with a matter of urgency.
Dortmund looked on course to bounce back from their defeat when goals from Lukasz Piszczek and Marco Reus gave them a two-goal lead after 28 minutes. Two goals in as many minutes from Stefan Aigner and Takashi Inui early in the second half brought Frankfurt level, before Mario Gotze restored Dortmund's lead in the 54th minute.
Anderson then equalised again in the 73rd minute to earn Frankfurt a point and keep them in second place behind Bayern Munich, with 13 points from their first five games back in the top flight.
"I did not enjoy the game one bit," added Klopp on Liga Total television. "We conceded two brutal goals on the counter-attack and the fact is we are going through phases when we are conceding lots of goals."
Frankfurt coach Armin Veh loved every minute of it, on the other hand, and so too did 49,000 fans in the Waldstadion. "We are enjoying the start that we have had and that we are playing such good football," he said.