Jurgen Klopp demands Dortmund give fans some festive
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has demanded the Bundesliga strugglers bring some cheer to the fans by winning their final two games of the year, starting with Wednesday`s crunch clash against second-placed Wolfsburg.
Berlin: Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has demanded the Bundesliga strugglers bring some cheer to the fans by winning their final two games of the year, starting with Wednesday`s crunch clash against second-placed Wolfsburg.
Dortmund, whose Champions League form has been more impressive reaching the knockout stage where on Monday they drew Juventus, have the worst record of the Bundesliga`s 18 clubs with nine defeats in their 15 league matches this season.
Dortmund slipped back into the relegation places at the weekend when their 1-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Hertha Berlin left them 16th.
Dortmund travel to face Werder Bremen, who are one place below them, on Saturday and Klopp says six points is the only appropriate gift for their fans ahead of the Bundesliga`s winter break which starts on Sunday.
"The last two games of 2014 must be a gift to this awesome club and its fans," said Klopp.
"The most positive news is that the game (Wednesday`s against Wolfsburg) takes place at our Signal Iduna Park stadium."
Klopp is set to bring Germany squad member Kevin Grosskreutz back into the side after he was dropped recently.
"He can show on Wednesday that the break has done him some good," said Klopp.
Klopp was not too downhearted by their Champions League draw against a side they beat in the 1997 Champions League final.
"We must throw everything we have into the game against Juventus, it`s not the easiest opponent, but it could have been worse," said Klopp, who guided Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final.