Klopp places faith in Langerak for remainder of 2014
Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that will be given a run in goal until the winter break, replacing hitherto first-choice custodian between the posts.
The 26-year-old Australian shot-stopper has started both of BVB's two most recent matches, a 1-0 win over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 14 and Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at home to RSC Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League.
'Gut instinct' decisive
"Yesterday we had a long, very good chat, as was to be expected after six and a half years of working well together," Klopp said on Thursday afternoon of the moment he informed Weidenfeller of his choice. "Roman will fight and has already started doing so. Next year we start from scratch again." The 47-year-old strategist said he had followed his "gut instinct" when making the decision, commenting: "Little details worked in Mitch's favour. He's done well so far and provided nothing untoward happens then he'll be in goal for our three matches this week." Dortmund announced the news on the club's official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon: "Mitch Langerak will stay in goal for BVB until the winter break."