Champions League news

Klopp takes aim at Arsenal

November 20, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on a second major scalp at the Emirates on Wednesday after seeing his side beat Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Juergen Klopp
GettyImagesJurgen Klopp has not the ideal start to the season that he would have wanted

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Dortmund's 1-0 win at the Allianz Arena took them to within two points of the league leaders and Klopp now sees no reason why his side cannot revive their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League by beating Arsenal.

"Practically nothing tops beating good teams,'' he told Sky television in Germany. "We managed that (against Bayern) and we can do that again on Wednesday.

"It will be a different challenge, but today was an important sign that we can also do this at Arsenal. It was a perfect day for us.''

Klopp's side were 3-1 winners at the Allianz Arena last season too, and while the Dortmund coach admits this weekend's performance was not as emphatic, he believes it was just as good a display tactically as Mario Gotze's second-half goal proved enough.

"We have forced more misplaced passes out of Bayern than they have made in the past two years put together,'' he continued. "To then score at the decisive moment does need a bit of luck.

"We did not play the football that we really imagine playing, but we were pretty much in control of Bayern and that is why we have won.''