Klopp accepts extended Uefa touchline ban

The Borussia Dortmund coach will not contest two-game suspension arising from his sending-off against Napoli, and will now miss the clash with Arsenal on October 22
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he will not seek to overturn the Champions League touchline ban imposed upon him by Uefa.

The Borussia Dortmund coach was facing a one-game suspension in relation to his sending off against Napoli in September, only for the punishment to be doubled to include the clash with Arsenal on October 22.

However, despite the increase in the length of his sentence, Klopp says he will not challenge the ruling.

"I stand by my responsibility and I accept the decision with a heavy heart," the 46-year-old trainer told reporters.

"My main motivation is that I do not want to give the impression to trivialise my own misconduct or want to detract from it."

Dortmund assistant coach Zeljko Buvac oversaw Dortmund's recent win over Olympique de Marseille and Klopp insists he has faith that his Bosnian sidekick can also successfully negotiate the Arsenal clash.

He continued: "I have every confidence in Zeljko and his work. He is the best coach I have ever met in my life."