Jurgen Klopp Chooses Interesting Analogy To Describe How Henrikh Mkhitaryan Will Fit In At Dortmund

Chris Wright

20th, July 2013


By Chris Wright

Germany Soccer Bundesliga Dortmund

“You’ll do nicely my little one, you’ll do nicely”

When asked just how new £24million signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan would fit into his system, Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, being the maverick wordsmith that he is, chose a marvelously intriguing analogy to describe the intricacies of his new, re-jigged tactical system.

Speaking to Bild, Klopp answered: “Mkhitaryan fits us like an arse in a bucket. What he offers is exactly what we need.”

Like an arse…in a bucket. Likean arsein a bucket.

Can any of the German sprechers out there confirm whether this is a well-known Deutsch turn of phrase or is, as we suspect, Klopp just an abstract lyrical genius? The Captain Beefheart of the Bundesliga.