Outspoken midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng has discussed his short period working under Jurgen Klopp.
The Ghana star was loaned to Borussia Dortmund in 2009 from Spurs, enjoying a fruitful spell, and would have signed permanently if it wasn’t for the financial restraints the Germans were suffering at the time.
Prince-Boateng has lauded Klopp for his wonderful man-management, but criticised him tactically.
“Perhaps he is tactically not the best coach in the world, but he’s the best coach in the sense that he knows exactly what to do in every second of the game,” he told Kicker, cited in Football 365. “And he knows exactly how to treat each player.
“This is his magic: that 30 players are happy in a 30-man squad. I have not yet seen that in any coach; including players who have not played a minute.”
Interesting comments, certainly.
For us, Klopp IS a special tactical manager when it comes to developing a style and making a team greater than the sum of its parts.
In big matches, he’s showed timed and time again that he can deploy tactics that rip opponents apart.
Defensively, his tactics or at least his tactical instructions perhaps leave a little to be desired, but we wouldn’t change him for any boss in the world.
He’s ours and we have faith that he’ll get it right and we’ll begin to enjoy consistent success under his guidance.