English Premiership

Klopp: I'm not worried about Dortmund

2016-07-05 08:41
Jurgen Klopp (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is confident they will have a good season despite losing three of their best players during the transfer window.

BVB have seen the departure of captain and central defender Mats Hummels, creative midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to Manchester City and forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United, leading many to believe the club is set to fall even further behind rivals Bayern this season.

Last term, Dortmund had a relatively successful campaign but still finished 10 points behind the Bavarians.

Klopp, who is now in charge of Premier League club Liverpool, believes this situation is nothing new at BVB, saying he dealt with similar when he was in charge and is confident in the signings they have already made as replacements.

"Dortmund have managed to sign almost all of Europe's biggest talents," he told Bild with reference to arrivals of Mikel Merino, Ousmane Dembele, Sebastian Rode, Marc Bartra, Emre Mor and Raphael Guerreiro.

"I am not worried about Borussia Dortmund at all. When I joined, we were in a similar situation.

"If there's one club that can cope with the departure of three key players, it's got to be Borussia Dortmund and Thomas Tuchel."

BVB begin their 2016/17 campaign by welcoming Mainz to the Westfalenstadion on Saturday, 27 August.

 

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