Polish international lewandowski has revealed that jürgen klopp Liverpool boss was “like the ‘bad’ teacher” when they worked together at Borussia Dortmund.
Lewandowski writing in the players’ tribune, recalled “jürgen was not only a father figure to he. As a coach, he was like the ‘bad’ teacher. And he mean that in the best sense of the world.
” let me explain. Think back when you were in school which teacher do you remember the most? Not the one who and life easy for you and never expected anything from you “No, no no.
You remember the bad teacher, the one who was strick with you. The one who put pressure on you and did everything to get the best out of you. Thats the teacher who made you better, right? And jürgen was like that.
“He was not content to let you be a B student, you know? Jürgen wanted A+ students. He didn’t want it for him. He wanted it for you.
” He taught me so much. When I arrived at Dortmund, I wanted to do everything quicky: strong pass one touch only. Jürgen showed me to calm down to take two touches if necessary.
“He was totally against my nature, but soon I was scoring more goals. When I had that, he challenged me to speed it up again. One touch. BANG. Goal. He slowed me down to speed me up. It sounds simple, vbut it was genius really.”
“Jürgen never forgot that we were humans first and footballers second.”