This is taken from an article in World Soccer by Nick Bidwell about Dortmund
" Everything that could go wrong is going wrong ........... Whether it is woeful defending , too many misplaced passes or profligacy in front of goal Dortmund have been there own worst enemies this season . And just to pile on the misery a lengthy injury list just never seems to shorten ".
"Faced by teams who are happy to sit back in numbers and give up possession, Dortmund tend to lose their poise , running out of creative ideas , over committing to attack , then being picked off late in the game . It is the footballing equivalent of rope a dope tactics ............................."
" The message is loud and clear . Give Dortmund space as their CL opponents have and they will capitalise . Man the barricades , make them dictate terms and you have a chance . Time for a touch more flexibility Jurgen " .
Given that Klopp and Martinez are 2 and 4 in the Managers index behind Diego Simone you wouldn't want to say it was a crap Manager that is to blame as much as inflexible tactics in the league .
Dortmund played really well against Bayern for 45 mins and then got rammed 2nd half ( echoes of us on occasions ) and I hope we can manage it for 90 against City . It will be a massive win for us in terms of confidence but I really feel defeat could spark a spiral .