Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mourinho: Klopp talks too much

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho
says that Borussia Dortmund boss
Jurgen Klopp talks too much,
ahead of the first-leg of their
Champions League semi-final.
Both sides have already faced each
other twice in this season's
competition, with BVB winning 2-1
at home in the group stages,
before drawing 2-2 at the Santiago
Bernabeu.
And with Klopp enjoying the
superior head-to-head record
between the pair on the back of
those results, Mourinho has
questioned why the German coach
has opted to discuss their next
European encounter so much in
the build-up to the game.
"I have said a little bit about
Dortmund and that's enough. Since
the day of the draw, Klopp talks
every day," he told reporters.
"I will talk about Dortmund this
Tuesday. We have been working on
this match for the past two
weeks."
Klopp recently attempted some
possible mind games of his own
by suggesting that Mourinho's trip
to watch Dortmund defeat Greuther
Furth 6-1 last weekend was a
pointless exercise.
“Mourinho will return home with
reports that will be useless to him
in two weeks time," he added.
“I don't know if Madrid will be
afraid of us after what happened in
the group stage.
"He left after the 5-0 and didn't
see our weaknesses. But if he
wanted to see whether [Mario]
Gotze can play on the left, he can
call me."
The first leg takes place in
Dortmund on Wednesday, with the
return fixture at the Bernabeu on
April 30.