“71 points – that’s the third-best tally in the Bundesliga history of Borussia Dortmund,“ said a pleased Jürgen Klopp at the post-match press conference on Saturday. In the 1991/92 season, the tally was – converted to the three-point rule – 72 points, but in the season after Germany’s unification 38 instead of 34 matches were played.
Jürgen Klopp on the game against Hertha: I thought it was an extremely difficult game as the pitch was much too dry. That is dangerous to the players and bad for football. Apart from that I was very pleased with my team’s display. We picked up a deserved and clear cut-win as we were motivated to clinch the 71 points. It’s the third-best tally in the Bundesliga history of Borussia Dortmund. And we also made, together with the active help of his teammates, Robert Lewandowski the league’s top scorer. So it is a perfect day.
…on the substitutions: Nuri Sahin had a muscle problem, which is not ideal and which is why I took him off at half time. The other three got knocks but this shouldn’t be much of a problem for next Saturday.
… on Robert Lewandowski’s free-kick goal: From taking 8,000 in training, no more than two went in. No kidding. Now even he will even take this quality along with him.
… on the development Milos Jojic has taken since January: A transfer fee of two million euros or so is a lot of money, but in football it’s kind of a bargain. He’s a great talent who can play in various positions. We knew from the start that he’s threat in front of goal. He’s a great lad who has settled in well.
… on the cup final next week: When you walk into this stadium and you know that you’ll be back next week then some thoughts are going through your head. Otherwise, however, the cup final had nothing to do with today’s match.