Beaten Dortmund coach Klopp determined to bounce back

PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 May, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 May, 2013, 3:39am


Borussia Dortmund will bounce back from their Champions League final defeat - even with conquerors Bayern Munich set to take his best two players, coach Juergen Klopp said.

With his season now over, Klopp admits he has a tough few months ahead as he rebuilds his squad before the new Bundesliga season starts on August 9.

Midfield star Mario Goetze has been confirmed as a Munich player next season while Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is set to follow him.

But with Berlin's Olympic Stadium hosting the 2015 Champions League final, Klopp has vowed to steer Dortmund back for a second crack at the European title.

"I feel a proudness comes up in me, but also a certain sadness," said 45-year-old Klopp. "It was a great season for my team and a really, really good match.

"Perhaps it was the best match against Bayern in this season's Champions League and you know who they've played. Now we have to go on holiday and buy some players, because other teams want ours and we must start again.

"In two years, there's Berlin. Maybe that'd be a good place to come back to a Champions League final. We deserved to be in the final, we showed that. Our fans were great, the atmosphere was great. Only the result is s**t."

After the final whistle, Klopp was consoled in the Wembley stands by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"She said 'You get to know yourself in the really bad moments'," said Klopp. "I need a minute or two to feel proud again, at the moment only sadness prevails."

Having finished a record 25 points behind Bayern in this season's Bundesliga, Klopp has said he will assemble a side to challenge next season.

"I think we'll get a pretty decent team together, I wouldn't worry about that," said Klopp.