Good win but worth nothing when we are not able to keep the next three points in Dortmund vs Mainz. We urgently need a winning streak no matter how. Freiburg made it quite easy for us yesterday..
This. If we were gifted goals like that every game, we'd have no problems winning more often at all. This team doesn't have many issues playing with a lead in hand, 5 wins in 8 games we've led in this season. Only ones we didn't win were against Bayern and Wolfsburg, top two sides, and Paderborn (only lead I could really say we threw away but from memory the ref screwed us that day).
Anyways, point is, this doesn't really change the picture that much at all. We played a very good game here though and didn't go for more of that senseless long ball garbage, it was a bit like the old Dortmund. Again though, I'd like to see this against better organized teams that don't gift us goals the way Freiburg did. The fact that they lost both games comfortably to us and we scored 3 each time should say it all, they did not approach us the same way others have done in this league, simple as that.
Some positives though were Kuba, Reus, and Kagawa linking up well with Auba up top, think that should be our front four when everything is settled and Kuba is fully fit with Miki + Kampl being first subs off the bench. Also was really happy to see much more effort and determination from the players, hope they show it more regularly and not this hot and cold mess we've seen all year.
I never said I wanted to see Klopp sacked (although it was getting pretty close lately). I said that he should leave with his dignity still in tact if he is incapable of setting this team up to play football anymore and if he doesn't learn from any of his mistakes with each bad game. This match was good, but let's see some consistency now before claiming things to be back on track.
Onwards and upwards now. Time to build some rhythm and boost the morale ahead of the cup matches whilst steadily climbing up the league with a run of results.