The BVB coach believes his players have the ability to beat Bayern in the Champions League final but dismissed the idea of German football being ahead of the rest of EuropeBorussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has demanded his side excel against Bayern Munich and warned that a performance that is not up to scratch will see them defeated in Saturday's Champions League final.
The Schwarzgelben are underdogs against their fellow German opposition in the battle to be crowned continental kings, but the BVB trainer is adamant the Ruhr side can enjoy a fairytale end to the season if they try their hardest at Wembley.
He told reporters at a press conference on Friday: "This team's been growing over the last five years, and we think this could only have been done in this club. Maybe that's why things are a bit more emotional for us.
"People have climbed Mount Everest before and had to turn around 10 metres from the top, but at least they've tried. And we've tried too.
"To be prepared for the details, you have to do the big things right. It is two strong teams playing against each other and the whole world will watch this.
"We have to play really well, otherwise we don’t stand a chance. We have to try our utmost; we only have this one chance."
The Champions League final bout between the Bundesliga giants has seen debate rise over which league is the strongest in Europe and Klopp believes Germany have caught up with other countries but dismissed ideas of Bundesliga dominance.
"We do intend to carry on advancing. Whether German football has improved compared to others, I don't know," he continued.
"It's not that German football is completely dominant - maybe we've caught up a bit. We will try again and again to get into the final, but whether we will manage it I don't know."