Dortmund CEO slams Felipe Santana over Klopp comments
By Chris Donald
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has reacted angrily to Brazilian defender Felipe Santana’s comments about Jurgen Klopp’s handling of Mario Gotze.
The BVB chief has given a harsh response to the critique of his departing defender regarding the club's handling of the 21-year-old, saying he “lacks the intelligence” to assess the situation.
Santana, who will join Dortmund’s fierce rivals Schalke on July 1, called Klopp “stupid” for allowing an “injured” Gotze to train prior to the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
Watzke, however, is convinced that Santana does not understand the situation and is fuming the 27-year-old has got involved.
He told Kicker: "Based on his intelligence, he [Santana] isn't even remotely capable of assessing the situation.”
Gotze, who will join Bayern this summer, missed the game, which saw Dortmund beaten 2-1, this lead to Santana making the remarks.