Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says his side are still nowhere near where wants them to be despite cruising past St Pauli 3-0 in the DFB-Pokal.
Goals from Ciro Immobile, Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa proved enough for the Black and Yellows as they ended a run of six domestic games without a victory following their fifth Bundesliga defeat of the season against Hannover on Saturday.
Their recent slump has led to Klopp describing the situation at the club as “critical”, but slowly but surely, they now seem to be getting all of their players back after another injury plagued few months.
Dortmund currently sit a lowly 15th in the Bundesliga table but remain the 21.00 second favourites win the title, although they are still way behind leaders Bayern Munich who are priced at 1.03.
The 47-year-old takes his side to the Allianz Arena on Saturday and will know they will need to be at their very best if they’re to have any chance of avoiding defeat
Despite admitting he was impressed by how they played in Tuesday’s cup win, Klopp still says they have a long way to go until they reach the levels they’ve enjoyed in previous years.
“With the result and the strong first half, I am satisfied. With the second half I cannot be satisfied,” he told the club’s official website. “We have not done everything right, but we were clearly dominant. We fully embraced the game, we had to develop certain things.
“We can make it better but today was again a step in the right direction.”