Klopp: Arsenal deserved their win

The Dortmund coach has conceded that his team were not good enough to get anything from Wednesday’s encounter, losing 2-0 to the Gunners

Jurgen Klopp feels Arsenal fully deserved their 2-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Yaya Sanogo gifted the Premier League side an early lead before Alexis Sanchez made it two after the break and Klopp has admitted that his men were simply not good enough.

“It was the worst possible start to concede such a quick goal,” Klopp said at a press conference. “There were situations and moments when we did what we wanted but those periods were very short.

“Too many times we were not that great and Arsenal were the deserved winners tonight. We just weren’t good enough.

“We could have done better, we were not courageous tonight. There are 1000 reasons why we were not that good tonight. We have to work.

“That’s the plan. Work always works in life. We don’t party between the games, we always try to improve things.

“We have to admit we are not as confident as in positive periods but you can work hard to get to deserve the luck in life. We will get it back. We don’t need the perfect football, we just need good results.”

Dortmund remain first in Group D with 12 points from five games, with Arsenal occupying second spot with 10 points.