Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp believes that anyone hoping to win the DFB-Pokal must beat Bayern Munich at some point.
BVB are looking to claim their second German cup under the tutelage of the former Mainz boss, having beaten the Bavarians 5-2 to triumph in Berlin two years ago.
They face another final against their arch rivals on Saturday and Klopp is looking forward to the chance to add to his medal collection.
"There are just two ways to win the DFB-Pokal," he told reporters.
"Either you are beating Bayern on the way or you are meeting them in the final. That anyone else is beating them for you is very rare.
"Because of that it is just logic that this is our opponent. It is a great team. For me it is the biggest final you could play in, because it is much closer to reach than the Champions League final.
"We are really happy to be here, because this was our goal since the very first day of the season. Not just to be here, of course, also to win the game. This is our goal. And I am happy that the team made it happen."
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich kick off at the Olympiastadion at 20:00CET.