The coach of the United States national team, Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he is confident that either Manchester city or Borussia Dortmund can win their respective Champions League groups. Both Manchester city and the German champions Borussia Dortmund find themselves in a difficult group containing the likes of Real Madrid and Ajax as well. Many have labelled this is the group of death because it contains the champions from all major countries like Spain, England, Germany, and Holland. Despite this competition, the USA national team coach is confident that Manchester city and Dortmund have enough quality within the squad to progress to the last 16 stage.
Dortmund come into the second consecutive Champions League campaign with a difficult group stage draw, despite the fact that they have come into the competition as the champions of Germany. Manchester City also had a difficult draw last time around, but facing the likes of Real Madrid and Ajax is going to be real tough for the English champions according to Klinsmann. Yet, he believes that Manchester city are far superior when compared with Real Madrid and Ajax. Klinsmann says that Real Madrid are more dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo while the English Champions are not.
“English champions Manchester City or Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund are teams to be reckoned with. They could cause a surprise and win the Champions League. The most important thing in the Champions League is that you hit top form at the right moment. For example, I believe that Manchester City are a better team than Chelsea. As for Dortmund, they have to realize that the Champions League is something completely different than the Bundesliga,” said Klinsmann. He even went as far as saying that Manchester City can even win the Champions League title this time around.