Borussia Dortmund is on a roll.
They recorded a 1-3 victory over Schalke, their most hated rival and then six days later they destroyed VfB Stuttgart 6-1, the Bundesliga’s ninth placed team then. The team from Germany’s Ruhr valley has now won four in a row and only lost twice in the last ten games.
Not a bad streak to welcome Arsenal on Wednesday night in their Champions League return match.
Everybody in Germany thought that the Polish international, who’s contract with Dortmund expires after this season and who’s job hunt is the cause of widely speculations, won’t continue to play like he use to this season because Dortmund refused to let him go early.
German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung put him the their list of the best eleventh player of the weekend and rightly so. 11 appearances, nine goals, 13 goals if all competitions are counted.
After his hat-trick he said: “I feel really good at the moment and want to get all possible titles with BVB.”
There is no reason why Dortmund’s winning streak will stop. They are in second place in their Champions League group and a ticket for the next round is not certain. Klopp won’t put up his second-string side that’s for sure.
“He likes having the ball, playing football, passes … it’s like an orchestra,” the Dortmund manager says, pretending to play the violin. “But it’s a silent song, yeah? I like heavy metal.”
The 46-year-old manager shared his admiration for Wenger: “For me, he is Sir Arsene Wenger, he is really something, I love him.”
Klopp continues with praises: “When I watch Arsenal in the last 10 years, it is nearly perfect football, but we all know they didn't win a title.”
A tough task for Arsenal ahead that’s for sure. Dortmund is always difficult to beat BVB at home. It doesn’t help when they are on a roll like this.
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