Dortmund-Bayern Promises Plenty
Bayern need the win to move into top spot, while Dortmund would love the three points to open up a significant buffer at the summit. Ultimately, with five games left in the season, it is a result which will mean a lot to both sides.
And Dortmund have won the past three meetings between the two sides, so boss Jurgen Klopp has plenty of confidence heading into the contest.
“We have reached the level where people don’t assume Bayern will win, and if we win it’s not sensational. It’ll be hard to beat us, even for Bayern,” Klopp told reporters.
However, Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos stoked the fire, with comments claiming his side have more quality.
“We travel to Dortmund in good form. Obviously, we’re wary and we know how good they are. But we’re still just a little bit better in terms of footballing quality,” he told the club’s website.
Bayern have been on a recent hot streak in the Bundesliga while they also have progressed to the semifinals of the Uefa Champions League.
Kroos added: “We’re totally focused on Dortmund, and we know we absolutely can’t afford to lose, you sense that everyone in the team knows the importance of this match.
“There’s a lot of media hype about this game, but that’s completely normal. It’ll be very tense, All that counts is that we’re in superb shape, and we’ve won a lot of matches in a row.”
Despite the obvious importance of the occasion, Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes insisted it wouldn’t decide the destination of the title.
“I think this will happen only in the final matchday,” he said.
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