Jurgen Klopp criticised for outburst
A German newspaper has said Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has become "a problem" after his touchline outburst during the Champions League defeat at Napoli on Wednesday.
Klopp lost his cool as his team were defeated 2-1, being sent from the dugout as Dortmund -- finalists last season -- began this season's competition in damaging fashion.
On Thursday and Friday, several German papers discussed Klopp's behaviour, and a column in taz said: "This was not the first time Klopp lost control. So far, he has been reluctant to work on his behaviour. Why should he? He has calculated that he only has to say 'sorry' and everything will be fine once again.
"Jurgen Klopp has become a problem, even more so because people look up to him. Would you please stop liking this man?"
But Napoli caretaker Vincenzo Gerrone, who watched the second half with the sent-off Dortmund coach, told Bild: "Klopp was really nice. That was the nicest visit I have had since Diego Maradona."
He added that "a piece of cake and water" had soothed Klopp's nerves, saying: "We sat on the couch and watched the game."
On Thursday, UEFA handed Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, who was sent off, a one-match ban for the forthcoming match against Marseille. He will be replaced by Australian Mitch Langerak, who came on against Napoli.
Langerak lost two teeth when he collided with a goalpost while unsuccessfully trying to keep out the Lorenzo Insigne free kick that put Napoli 2-0 up.
On Saturday, Dortmund return to the Bundesliga, where they have won all five games so far.
They could be without centre-backs Mats Hummels -- who had to be substituted with a back injury on Wednesday -- and Sokratis, who missed the game with a foot injury. That means 19-year-old Koray Gunter could be handed his Bundesliga debut at struggling Nuremberg.