Klopp: Unrealistic to keep up with Bayern

The 46-year-old has played down the expectations of supporters, claiming the rest of Europe's elite will struggle for pace against Bayern Munich
Jurgen Klopp has asked for Borussia Dortmund fans to remain realistic about their prospects for silverware in the face of Bayern Munich's current dominance.

Last season's Bundesliga and Champions League runners-up currently lie fourth in the league after an injury-ridden season so far, and face a tough task to finish in second place.

But Klopp believes finishing second behind die Roten represents an excellent achievement, claiming no team from the Premier League would stand a chance either.

"If we should finish second this summer, I'll find a truck and drive it through my garden. If nobody will rejoice at that, I'll do it alone," the 46-year-old lamented to WAZ

"We have to win every game or else nobody is satisfied. It's totally unrealistic [to keep up with Bayern]. We do not take dissatisfaction that another team is so good. 

"Go through the world and find me a team who can finish champions in the same league as Bayern. Manchester United? No chance. Manchester City? No chance. Barcelona? Maybe. Real Madrid, no chance."

BVB will host Augsburg when the Bundesliga gets back underway after the winter break next weekend.