Klopp: Playing at Dortmund like being born
The 46-year-old came up with some colourful imagery when describing what it's like to walk onto the pitch for BVB in front of a home crowd
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp believes stepping out of the Signal Iduna Park tunnel is an experience akin to being born.
The Ruhr giants are famed for the atmosphere within their stadium and the 46-year-old, who has been at BVB since 2008, feels the club's fans are unique.
“You come out of this tunnel, it’s very narrow. I told the players it’s a little bit like when you are born and your mother is [makes a face like a woman in labour].
“Then you come out and see the best of the world. Every two weeks, we see this. It’s very dark inside and we come out and it’s really great.
“It’s loud and shining. It’s everything. Like the sun goes up!
“I’m 1.94 metres so I have to bend like this inside and so when we come out, it’s like: ‘boom!’ You get out in this stadium and want to run for your life to fight for each centimetre of grass.”
Klopp also voiced his pride with the emphasis his side put on young players, which has seen the likes of Erik Durm break into the squad this season.
“Borussia Dortmund are the only club in the world where if I speak to a young player, he knows that I am his coach for the next four-and-a-half-years. We want to have this situation.”
Despite his obvious love for BVB, Klopp refused to rule out a move away from the club in the future, saying he would be happy to live anywhere.
“I have an interest in the whole world and it is not typical for my personality to spend 10 years in Dortmund because I can live anywhere. So can my wife. We can grab the dog and go to the next city.”