Hummels demands fight
Dortmund’s next three opponents are extremely in the bottom half of the table when they face Freiburg, Mainz and Stuttgart in the next fortnight. Dortmund’s trademark free-flowing football, which carried them to the 2013 Champions League final, has almost deserted them while they have scored just 18 goals in 19 league games.
Klopp has failed to find an adequate striker since Robert Lewandowski joined Bayern Munich before the start of season, and their goal supply has dried out. Ciro Immobile and Henrikh Mkhitaryan squandered clear chances to equalise late on against Augsburg.
“Our problem is simply we are not going ahead in games,” said Hummels. “We could now expect you’ll fight over the following 15 matches – whatever else can be a bonus. We realize that it’s over 98 percent about fighting. The past two percent are about staying relaxed to ensure we increase the risk for right choices facing goal.”
Klopp features a contract until Cheap Fifa Coins June 2018, but is clearly being forced to turn results around. He’s received a career guarantee by Dortmund CEO Hans-Jaochim Watzke around the back of four years old successful years, which saw Dortmund always finish inside league’s top two.