thumbnail Hello,

The BVB boss wants his side to be an "unpleasant opponent" for the Ukrainian champions as they look to beat the Champions League dark horses

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has vowed to make his side difficult to beat as they travel to Ukraine to take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday.

Despite the sale of playmaker Willian, Mircea Lucescu's side are still being tipped as one of the dark horses of the competition, and Klopp admitted that he wants to be able to head into the second leg with a good chance of progression.

"[Shakhtar] are a mixture of experience, talent and joy in playing and Mircea has assembled a super team," he told reporters as he prepared to fly to Donetsk.

"They will say to themselves 'We want to win the Champions League this year,' and the observers believe that they have a chance.

"However, for that, they will have to kick us out [of the competition], but we intend to be a really unpleasant opponent and build us a solid foundation for the second leg fixture at home."

The Bundesliga champions will be without Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin Grosskreutz for the match, but Marcel Schmelzer is fit and will travel with the squad.

Related

From the web