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Klopp laments London traffic

24 May 2013 21:47:03

Klopp laments London traffic

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp believes his side will be lucky if they manage to get to Wembley in time for kick off in Saturday's Champions League final.

Both Dortmund and Bayern Munich experienced difficulty navigating rush hour London traffic to reach the stadium for the final training session. It was not what they hoped for and in Klopp's case, he was particularly perplexed as Dortmund were supposed to be getting a police escort.

"We had three motorcycles next to us but are they not allowed to use their blue lights?" said Klopp. "It would be very useful tomorrow. We were supposed to be training in the morning but given this awful traffic I am not so sure. If someone knows a policeman please ask him if he could put the lights on."

As ever with Klopp it seems, a smile was not far from his face.

The light-hearted approach could be a major advantage for Dortmund on Saturday given their underdog status.

In fairness to the 45-year-old, he would much prefer to be at Wembley for the first all-German Champions League final than at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, where Manchester United and Chelsea did battle in the all-English affair five years ago.

"Moscow was good but doesn't have Wembley's tradition," he said.

"This is a special game, the biggest cup in the world between two teams from the same country.

"It is the perfect place against the perfect opponent.

"If this has been my only final and I die in 60 years, it won't have been so bad."


PA

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