'Why can't I speak German?': Journalist's hilarious live-blog fail

Dortmund's coach Juergen Klopp. (AAP)

A British journalist has attempted to live-blog a press conference that was given in a language he didn't understand.

A British journalist has attempted to live-blog a press conference in German despite not understanding a word of the language.

Ben Bloom, a sports reporter with The Telegraph, was tasked to watch a press conference about German football manager Jurgen Klopp's resignation, and write live updates.

But he soon hit a problem.

"Right we have a slight issue... they are speaking in German and my GCSE in the subject isn't much help," Bloom wrote.

"What I can deduce is that the bloke currently speaking (I'm assuming he's the Dortmund chief exec or something) genuinely sounds like someone has died. He's properly choked. Oh he just said "fantastisch". I'm guessing he wasn't describing Klopp's decision to leave the club."

And Bloom's creative blogging continued:

"Why can't I speak German???????"

"I'd love to tell you what Klopp is saying. He is saying a lot. But I can understand precisely none of it. So here's a photo of him pouring some water instead:"

Bloom's updates were soon picked up by the Twittersphere:
After the press conference, the journalist had some sage advice for readers:

Stay up to date with SBS NEWS

  • App
  • Subscribe
  • Follow
  • Listen
  • Watch