Klopp demands more from Dortmund in Bundesliga

Jurgen Klopp insists there is more to come from Borussia Dortmund and Shinji Kagawa after their Champions League romp at Anderlecht kept them top of Group D ahead of Arsenal.

Having beaten the Gunners 2-0 in Dortmund to open their European campaign in style a fortnight ago, the 2013 Champions League finalists enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win in Belgium on Wednesday.

Despite failing to win any of their last three German league matches, Borussia brushed off their poor domestic form with an impressive display.

Italy striker Ciro Immobile, who also scored against Arsenal, grabbed an early goal after a dream pass from Japan midfielder Kagawa before Colombia striker Adrian Ramos came off the bench to score two late goals.

Dortmund coach Klopp left Ramos out of the starting line-up as Kagawa played his first Champions League match since returning from Manchester United and the Japan star influenced the match from the outset.

The result in Belgium means Dortmund have yet to concede a Champions League goal this season, but Klopp says there is still work to be done, especially in the Bundesliga.

“We defended passionately and also had a bit of luck in certain situations, which you sometimes need in football,” he said.

“I didn’t get the impression that we defended perfectly, but it gives us a bit of room to work with and I didn’t expect perfection.

“The opening goal was an Italian-Japanese effort and a sensational pass from Shinji.

“Then it was Ciro’s game, he’s really ice-cold in those situations. It’s something we will see a lot more of.”

The result leaves Dortmund with a perfect six points from two games, three ahead of Arsenal, but despite their stellar start in Europe, Klopp wants domestic results to improve, despite a string of injuries.

Dortmund host bogey-side Hamburg on Saturday, the visitors having won three of their last four meetings with Klopp’s side.

“We have only a two-day break now and if I was a Hamburg player, I’d at least think that isn’t a disadvantage,” said Klopp.

“We’ll try to show an improvement in the Bundesliga. We have to show in Germany that despite a few problems we are still able to win matches, starting with Saturday.”

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