Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has said his side is up for the challenge of overcoming the 3-0 deficit they face against Real Madrid to qualify for the semi-final of the Champions League.
The Bundesliga side have a mountain to climb when they welcome Carlo Ancelotti’s men, but they can draw confidence from the 4-1 humiliation they dished out to the same opponents at the semi-final stage last year.
The star man that night was Robert Lewandowski, who scored all four goals. The Pole missed the first leg in Madrid last week, but is back from suspension for the game tonight.
Speaking to journalists at his press conference, Klopp said: “Last year, we ‘went out’ in the final. This year it looks like the quarter-finals. But it is not over yet. Real Madrid are one of the favourites to win the Champions League but we want to defend better and use our chances better than in Madrid.
And he added: “I do believe my team showed ‘cojones’ in the first leg. We made mistakes in defence but we gave them a game. We are specialists for the second half and this is the second half of the quarter-final. We want to win it.”