Saturday: Frankfurt, Tuesday: Munich. "We have two opportunities to have a rather conciliatory end of season", said Jürgen Klopp prior to the Bundesliga match against Eintracht and before the Cup semi-final away against Bayern. The head coach doesn't fear that the clash in Munich will already be in the minds of his players prior to the league game against Frankfurt.
"The lads are on the right track. They want to leave their own mark on the end of this season. They are focussed, they are concentrated. We would be crazy to bet everything on the Cup" says Klopp and mentions the spectacular performance of Bayern in the UEFA Champions League against Porto (6:1).
Now only Frankfurt counts, only the League counts, we are only one point away from being 7th. Coming from the 18th position and ending up there wouldn't be so bad", points out Jürgen Klopp and advises his team to "remember the Paderborn game. The first half wasn't as bad as people made it sound like and the second half was really great."
"If Frankfurt plays along, it will be a really good game"
Maybe the style of the Hessians will accommodate the Black and Yellows. The league games involving Eintracht Frankfurt are the ones where the most goals are scored and it's a fact that so far the Hessians haven't scored more than their opponents in away games. "In the past Thomas Schaaf always let Werder Bremen play a spectacular football" reminds Klopp: "If Frankfurt plays along, it will be a really good game."
Moreover, Borussia Dortmund want to get a revenge after the defeat in the first tie. "I still do not know until today how we could lose that game" questions the Dortmund coach: "It was one of our many bizarre games. We want to eliminate this weakness of ours."
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