Klopp happy to not be top
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp appeared happy to lose top spot in the Bundesliga after a 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach yesterday. The dropped points meant that Bayern Munich climbed above both sides in the league table, but Klopp moved to welcome his side's role as the hunters and not the hunted.
"I think that everybody is happy again now," he told Sky television. "Things are back the way they should be - Bayern are top and we are also up there. We never saw ourselves in a duel with Bayern Munich, except for when we play against them. This is perfectly fine for us. We had to play Gladbach and not look at what Bayern were up to and if they win and we don't then it is obvious that they go top."
Nevertheless, Klopp's side probably deserved more from the game having failed to take their chances before conceding a late equaliser. "We would not have been undeserved winners, but the draw is fine," added Klopp. "We had most of the chances and were extremely dangerous from set pieces."
Gladbach coach Lucien Favre could be more satisfied with the point after a difficult home game. "It was a very intensive match," he said. "Dortmund were far superior in the first half and it was very difficult for us. We attacked more in the second half and put Dortmund under pressure and I am pleased with the 1-1."