Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp: 'I'll give the players some rest'

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp prior to kick-off against Real Madrid in the Champions League on April 30, 2013
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Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp says that he will give his players some time off after their Champions League semi-final victory in Madrid this evening.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he would be a "muppet" if he didn't allow his players some time off after they secured their place in the Champions League final this evening.

Leading Real Madrid 4-1 from the first leg in Germany last week, Klopp's side went down 2-0 in the Bernabeu this evening to edge through 4-3 on aggregate.

"We have ourselves to blame for allowing Real back into the game, as we missed a couple of sitters," Klopp is quoted as saying by UEFA.com.

"They had a lot to make up for after the first leg, but we deserved to go through on aggregate. We deserve to be in the final."

The 45-year-old said that he would allow his players some free time following the victory.

"I won't stop the team from celebrating," he added. "I'll stay in the hotel though and have a few beers there.

"The players deserve some time off after a game like this. I won't deny them that, what kind of muppet would I be if I did?"

BVB are now likely to take on fellow German outfit Bayern Munich, who take a 4-0 first-leg lead to Barcelona tomorrow, in the final at Wembley on Saturday, May 25.

Real's Karim Benzema scores his team's first goal against Dortmund on April 30, 2013
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