Mkhitaryan: BVB more offensive under Tuchel

BVB Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan believes that the manager Thomas Tuchel has made them a more attack-minded side than predecessor Jurgen Klopp.

Dortmund rose to prominence during Klopp’s tenure between 2008 and 2015, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles and reaching the Champions League final.

But a disappointing run of results last season saw Klopp quit the German side and move to England to take charge of Liverpool, with Tuchel arriving from Mainz 05 to replace him.

Dortmund are currently second in the Bundesliga standings, eight points behind leaders Bayern M√ľnchen, and Mkhitaryan is at enjoying the tutelage of the 42-year-old tactician.

“When Kloppo was here, we were playing another kind of football, more counter-attacks, more powerful, more pressing,” the Armenia international told Bleacher Report.

“When Tuchel came, we started to play a different kind of football. We try to keep the ball more, we try to pass it more and play very offensive football. Because of the changes I got a lot of confidence.”