Klopp not fearing Dortmund profligacy

BVB missed many chances in their 1-0 win over Werder Bremen but the coach is not concerned, while Sebastian Kehl says the three points were deserved

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he is not worrying about his side's profligacy in front of goal in the new Bundesliga season.

A second-half tap-in from Robert Lewandowski gave them a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Friday and continued their winning start to the season, but his goal was flanked by gilt-edged, missed opportunities throughout the match.

Klopp refused to dwell on the negatives following die Schwarzgelben's victory, though he admitted that there is plenty of room for improvement this season, and praised goalscorer Lewandowski's performance in front of the home crowd.

"I thought we started well we played impressively, but we were not able to get through their defence," the trainer told Dortmund's official website. "We wanted to play with pace, but that degenerated quickly into just playing hectic.

"That was not the plan and after 27or 28 minutes I was thinking, 'what's going on now?' since we had shifted down a gear and lost our doggedness.

"But we performed in the second half, the foot was no longer removed from the gas, the leadership was important and, of course, it did not surprise me that Lewy scored the goal. He worked like a bull.

"Finally, we had some defensive work, but I did not fear. I do not think that, after nine points from three games, having so much profligacy is the best thing.

"But missed opportunities are part of our game that we need to improve on and in all other areas we still have room for improvement. But what can I complain about? We brutally handled a venomous opponent for at least 80 minutes."

Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl has insisted that the team's domination earned the three points at Signal Iduna Park and denied that Bremen's defensive mentally frustrated the side.

"I've seen [Werder Bremen's tactics] several times before," he is quoted as saying by Ruhr Nachrichten. "Bremen were cleverly set-up, but we had the chances. Thus, it was on us [to score].

"It is true that we can win the game and make everything calmer if we seize the opportunities. But, in the end, the win was well deserved.

"We know the defensive theme of opponents now. We have a certain dominance in our game, which means that often opponents are purely focused on defending. But we're not complaining."

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