Klopp eyes Bayern Supercup scalp

The BVB boss insists that his side are not out for Champions League revenge and is aware of the difficulty defeating Pep Guardiola's men will pose
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is keen to make amends for their Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich when the two sides clash in the DFL-Supercup on Saturday.

BVB were defeated 2-1 thanks to an 89th-minute goal from Arjen Robben at Wembley in May, but Klopp is adamant his side will not be out specifically for a revenge mission against Pep Guardiola's men at the Signal Iduna Park this weekend.

"We’re far from harbouring any kind of revenge aspirations," he told Bundesliga.com. "We were unable to decide a great game against great opponents in our favour at Wembley, but this game nevertheless gave us a great deal.

"Nobody left the field after that game, saying 'Next time, we’re going to show you'! All we want to do on Saturday is play good football again and then, if possible, keep the cup in Dortmund.

"Bayern have already shown once again in the Telekom-Cup against Hamburg and Borussia Monchengladbach how strong they are. To be honest, we did kind of have an inkling beforehand that they could play good football, but we’re playing in our own stadium and anything’s always possible in a single game."

The BVB boss believes that rest and recuperation is exactly what his team required following last season's efforts, which resulted in no silverware but saw them finish second in the Bundesliga and runners up in the Champions League.

"We were all really in need of a good break. Then we worked intensively with [CEO Hans-Joachim] Watzke and [sporting director] Michael Zorc to plan for the new season.

"But as soon as the new season gets under way, you soon realise that the job is hugely rewarding and that there are always fresh, new challenges in a positive sense. Now all of our tanks are filled up again and we're ready to go.

"Without a doubt the Supercup is an important competition which is gaining in importance by the year. The comparable competition in other countries has enjoyed a lot of prestige for many years and we in Germany are now on the right path towards a similar situation.

"There’s no question that we’ll be attempting to win this first title of the season too. We’re involved in it for the third season in a row after all and we haven’t won either of the last two."