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Klopp joy at record-breaking Dortmund

6 May 2012 16:22

Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp hailed his team for their record-breaking Bundesliga title triumph this season.

Saturday's 4-0 victory over Freiburg means the German champions end their campaign on 81 points, the highest-ever tally set by a club in the German top-flight.

Leading those rejoicing in Dortmund's excellent campaign, Klopp commended his team for making their successes look easy on the football pitch.

"We have, once again, fought well in two difficult games, but the team have made it look easy," he said after the match.

"This has crowned our season. I told the guys today, 'we will not have 81 points given to us in the flesh after the game but the championship trophy instead'.

"If we look back in 30 years, we can do so knowing that, so far, no other club has earned more points."

Sporting director Michael Zorc had his say on Dortmund's record: "The previous record was 40 years old. This shows what a gigantic achievement that was. I can only salute the players."

Midfielder Sebastian Kehl had been plagued by injuries earlier in his Dortmund career, but after contributing to this season's title success, he said: "This title victory is, for me, worth more than last year's.

"In addition, the team has accomplished more than last year because it was much more difficult this time round.

"Last year we became surprise German champions. This year the signs were somewhat different. The fact that we still have created several records shows that this team is intact."

Kevin Grosskreutz also could not hide his delight following Saturday's record-clinching victory.

"I've dreamed of it as a little boy. Now I've become a German champion with my club twice. It's unbelievable," he said.

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