Klopp plays down big victory

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said his side's 4-1 Champions League victory over Ajax was not as easy as the result may suggest.

Last Updated: 22/11/12 at 11:31 Post Comment

Jurgen Klopp: Victory in Amsterdam was not as easy as it appeared says Klopp

Jurgen Klopp: Victory in Amsterdam was not as easy as it appeared says Klopp

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The win secured Dortmund top spot in their group and qualification for the knockout stage with a game to spare, leaving Ajax fighting with Manchester City for a place in the Europa League and Real Madrid taking second place in the group, but Klopp said it was hard work in Amsterdam.

"It was no walk in the park," he said.

"I think everybody saw that.

"Ajax had lots of possession in the first half and we kept our discipline while turning defence into attack for us was sensational."

Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski (two) got the goals for the defending German champions, who after failing to come through the group stage of the Europa League two seasons ago and the Champions League last year, finally appear to have found their feet in Europe.

"If they continue to play like this, then they don't need to care about who they are drawn against in the knockout stage," former Bayern Munich player, coach and president Franz Beckenbauer told Sky television.

"Anybody who can beat Real Madrid so easily can certainly harbour hopes of winning the Champions League.

"I'd like to see Bayern against Dortmund in the final."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e deserved respect for forging a successful football career despite being, clearly, made from balsa wood.

Nutboy
Wenger: Diaby deserves respect

L

iverpool should put in a bid for Barkley. As cheeky as it may sound, only he looks capable enough to replace Gerrard.

paulay8
Gerrard's Decay Becoming Sadly Apparent

M

y emotions were not mixed. Super professional that he is. I will never look at you the same way Frank. Love affair over.

gittoplo
Lampard: Mixed emotions

Footer 365

Rio: Fergie exit hit RvP hardest

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Robin van Persie was the player who suffered the most after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as Man United manager.

Transfer news: Frank Lampard's Manchester City loan spell could be extended

Frank Lampard's loan spell with Manchester City could be extended into February next year, according to Sky sources.

Capital One Cup: Alan Pardew says Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere will come good for Newcastle

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is sure his summer signings will soon start showing the ability that made him target them.

Mail Box

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property