Klopp: Winning the Champions League is not impossible for Dortmund

The 45-year-old coach is eager for success on the continental stage next season, and is confident his players know what is expected of them
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp hopes his charges have learned some lessons from its Champions League ouster last season.

"We played really well in the Champions League last season, only without consistency," Klopp told ran.de. "We hoped to give our best but managed only 80 percent, which is not good enough in a top competition like that.

The Bundesliga champions entered Europe's premier club competition as dark horses the previous term but collected only four points to finish at the bottom of Group F.

"However, this year claiming the Champions League remains one of the club's objectives, a feat that is not impossible, seeing how Bayern Munich reached the finals," said Klopp.

"We feel clear about our potential, and the pressure is off after our last outing. That does not mean we already have the final, let alone the semifinals, in our sights yet though."