Klopp keen to crash Bundesliga champions Bayern's treble party
Berlin: Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp plans to shatter Bayern Munich's dreams of a treble-winning season in today's German Cup semi-final clash.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp
The 47-year-old brings Dortmund to Munich's Allianz Arena for the last time as Borussia coach having announced he will quit at the end of the season after seven years in charge.
Klopp wants to bow out with one last title and only holders Bayern stand in the way of a German Cup final appearance on May 30 at Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Pep Guardiola's Bavarians are bidding to repeat their 2013 treble having already captured the league title on Sunday for the 25th time.
Bayern had planned to present Klopp with a bouquet before kick-off after his side won the 2011 and 2012 German league titles, but the 47-year-old is more interested in beating Bayern.
"It's a very nice gesture, but on Tuesday we'll be spoiling for a fight and we don't want to weaken ourselves with flowers," he said.