Klopp: I don't care about the Champions League

The Borussia Dortmund coach admits that his side's main aim is simply to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga and is confident that they can do it despite an awful start
Jurgen Klopp says that he is not interested in the Champions League, insisting that Borussia Dortmund's main aim is to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga this season.

At the halfway mark, Dortmund sit joint bottom of the league, having taken 15 points from 17 games and sit an incredible 30 behind Bayern Munich.

Despite their awful domestic form, BVB strolled through to the second round of the Champions League, in which they will face Juventus, but the coach is not worried about ensuring another year in Europe's most prestigious competition, only targeting safety in the league.

"I'm not at all interested in the Champions League," Klopp told Bild.

"As things stand right now, I would have no problem just staying up and then being able to train a lot next season.

"If there are any of my players who would rather move somewhere else just because they will play one year without the Champions League, then clearly I've judged them completely wrong.

"We've got 17 games and we will do it. That's a hell of a lot.

"We've now been able to work on so many things that we had no time to go over even once in the summer. We weren't able to work tactically one single time because the lads first had to get into decent shape."