Klopp cools Dortmund hopes

07 April 2010 07:32
Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp has played down growing talk of his side making a late charge for Champions League qualification. Dortmund moved to within one point of third-placed Bayer Leverkusen thanks to a 2-1 weekend win at home to Werder Bremen, but Klopp is wary of getting carried away. He told the Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper: "We are not Werder or Hamburg and certainly not Bayern. We know where we stand. "The Champions League is not our aim because I can see with the way we are winning games how much effort we have to put in. We always have to push ourselves to the limit. "I don't want to stop the euphoria, but I am more realistic than people think. "Everybody is permitted to get carried away, but we have 52 points and nobody will be qualifying for Europe with 52 points this season. "We can all read the league table and see what giant leaps the chasing group is making."

Source: ESA