Jacob Bruun Larsen: Dortmund not giving up on Bundesliga title

DORTMUND, GERMANY - MARCH 05: Marco Reus #11 of Borussia Dortmund, Jacob Bruun Larsen #34 of Borussia Dortmund and Julian Weigl #33 of Borussia Dortmund applaud fans after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at Westfalen Stadium on March 05, 2019 in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Danish winger Jacob Bruun Larsen insists Borussia Dortmund will not be giving up on their “only aim” of winning the Bundesliga title.

Lucien Favre’s side are now tied with Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga after blowing a seven-point lead.

This came following a run of just one win in their last five league games with Bayern now being tipped as favourites to go on and win a seventh consecutive Bundesliga crown.

But Bruun Larsen revealed that Dortmund are in no mood to surrender hopes of a first league title since 2012 as they enter the final 10 games of the season.

Helping matters for BVB will be the fact that they will be able to solely focus on the Bundesliga now following their Champions League exit on Tuesday.

“There’s only one aim, and that’s winning the championship. That’s the only aim for BVB,” Bruun Larsen told BVB TV.

The 20-year-old is widely viewed as one of the most exciting young talents in German football, but has found his opportunities at Signal Iduna Park restricted lately due to the emergence of Raphael Guerreiro.

Larsen has made just one start in his last eight appearances for BVB in all competitions after returning from a loan spell at VfB Stuttgart last season.

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 12: Mario Goetze (R) of Muenchen and Juergen Klopp, head coach of Dortmund shake hands prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 12, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Gotze was intimidated by Klopp when they met for the first time

Mario Gotze and Jurgen Klopp met for the first time at Borussia Dortmund, and the German midfielder explains how this was.

“The beginning was amazing, everything worked out well, and we did great as a team,” said the Dane on his season.

“Then there was a setback. And that’s the time when we and the whole club have to show that we’re a tight-knit team.

“There have definitely been ups and downs, but that’s football. I experienced that in Stuttgart too, and now it’s the same here.

Incidentally, Dortmund will host Stuttgart at home in a Bundesliga match this afternoon with kick-off set for 3:30 PM (CET).

On the other hand, Bayern will host Werder Breman at the same time today.

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