The coach has overseen an awful first half of the Bundesliga campaign, but he is desperate to rescue them from their relegation woes and salvage the season
Jurgen Klopp has insisted his “batteries are full” and that he is super-charged to save Borussia Dortmundfrom a shock relegation in 2014-15.
The Signal Iduna Park club are two points adrift from safety in the Bundesliga, placed just one place off the bottom, while the only team that finished above them last season, Bayern Munich have triple BVB’s tally of 15 points.
Although progress to the last 16 of the Champions League was secured by claiming top spot in Group D, Dortmund’s domestic form has been abysmal as they have won just four of their opening 17 matches.
Following the break from action, Dortmund returned to training on Tuesday before they travel to La Manga in Spain as further preparation for their first game back at Bayer Leverkusen on January 31.
“My batteries are full!” Klopp told reporters. “I am full of anticipation.
“We have a huge schedule in front of us and we want to start the second half of the season in a good, positive mood.”
Striker Adrian Ramos continues to struggle with a thigh problem but will head to Spain to train with the squad, while Erik Durm, Neven Subotic and Ciro Immobile missed Tuesday’s session due to illness.
Klopp will have to contend without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is on Africa Cup of Nations duty with Gabon, as well as Shinji Kagawa and goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak, who are to take part in the Asian Cup for Japan and Australia respectively.