Jurgen Klopp: 'I love Arsene Wenger'

Jurgen Klopp says that he loves Arsene Wenger but could never coach the style preferred by the Frenchman.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his love for Arsene Wenger but states that their coaching philosophies are poles apart.

The German coach has enthusiastically declared his admiration for his French counterpart ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash at the Westfalenstadion, likening Arsenal's style of play to classical music.

"He is really something, I love him," the Daily Mail quotes the 46-year-old as saying. "He is Sir Arsene Wenger. He is 'Hello (making a handshake gesture)'. I'm this guy (making high-five motion).

"He likes having the ball, playing football, passes... it's like an orchestra. I like heavy metal more. I always want it loud. I love [Arsenal's philosophy] but I cannot coach it because I am a different guy. If you watch me during the game, I celebrate when we press the ball and it goes out.

"If, in the last four years, Barcelona were the first team I saw playing when I was four years of age — this serenity of football, they win 5-0, 6-0 — I would have played tennis. I don't like winning with 80% (of possession). Fighting football, not serenity football, that is what I like. What we call in German 'English' — rainy day, heavy pitch, 5-5, everybody is dirty in the face and goes home and cannot play for the next four weeks."

Arsenal, Dortmund and Napoli are all level on six points after three games in Group F.

Share this article now:
Arsenal's Mikel Arteta in action against Wigan during their Premier League match on May 14, 2013
Read Next:
Arteta relishing "massive" Dortmund test
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
8Leicester CityLeicester2798103940-135
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2779113446-1230
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132536-1128
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610112236-1428
15Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
16Swansea CitySwansea2776142037-1727
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2776142347-2427
19Stoke CityStoke2767142753-2625
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27311132140-1920
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account