Jurgen Klopp: 'We have it tougher than Bayern Munich'

Dortmund's head coach Jurgen Klopp reacts as his team scores its 2nd goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1899 Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund in Sinsheim, southwestern Germany, on December 14, 2013
© Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp insists that his team have it harder than Bayern Munich, as sides are already beaten before facing the league leaders.

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has claimed that his side have it tougher than their Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, as no team expects to pick up points against the league leaders.

Dortmund fell 12 points behind Bayern after a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim on Saturday.

According to Klopp, sides who face Pep Guardiola's side often feel as if they have lost before the game, although against his side, they are motivated to beat one of the better teams in the league - making it difficult for Dortmund.

"Sure, people really love Dortmund, but you can still beat them. It's definitely not very comfortable," Klopp told reporters.

"For many opponents, playing against us is the game of the year. Of course they have to play Bayern too, but nobody expects anything against them.

"That is why Bayern are nobody's role model - they're just the league leader. It is somehow cooler that way."

Dortmund face Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga next Saturday.

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm celebrates winning the Champions League at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013
Read Next:
Lahm: 'Bayern want more in 2014'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund11003033
2Bayern Munich11003123
3Hertha Berlin11002023
4Schalke 04Schalke11002023
5Hannover11001013
6Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach11001013
7Hamburger SV11001013
8Hoffenheim11001013
9Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt10100001
10Freiburg10100001
11Augsburg100101-10
12FC Koln100101-10
13Mainz 05100101-10
14Werder Bremen100101-10
15Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen100113-20
16RB Leipzig100102-20
17Stuttgart100102-20
18Wolfsburg100103-30