Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to beat last season's treble winnerss Bayern Munich and bring some glory back to Dortmund following a season in which the club failed to collect any silverware.
His team faces a new-look Bayern team with a new strategy after the arrival of former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola in Die Roten's dugout, but he fancies their chances, especially in front of their home crowd in the DLF-Supercup this Saturday.
Last season, Bayern romped to victory in every competition, winning the Bundesliga, Champions League and Supercup to complete the treble for the first time in their history.
In what was a very close contest between the two German sides in the Champions League final at Wembley in May, the Bavarians edged out BVB by a single goal in the 89th-minute by Arjen Robben. But Klopp insists his side are not out for revenge against Pep's Bayern Munich in this Saturday's Supercup match.
"We're far from harbouring any kind of revenge aspirations," he told Bundesliga.com. "We were unable to decide a great game against great opponents in our favour at Wembley, but this game nevertheless gave us a great deal.
"Nobody left the field after that game, saying 'Next time, we're going to show you'! All we want to do on Saturday is play good football again and then, if possible, keep the cup in Dortmund.
"Bayern have already shown once again in the Telekom-Cup against Hamburg and Borussia Monchengladbach how strong they are. To be honest, we did kind of have an inkling beforehand that they could play good football, but we're playing in our own stadium and anything's always possible in a single game."
Klopp also believes that his team deserved the summer break after last season's heartbreaking loss in the Champions League final, but is eager to start on a fresh challenge in the coming new season.
"We were all ready in need of a good break. Then we worked intensively with (CEO Hans-Joachim) Watze and (sporting director) Michael Zorc to plan for the new season," he added.
"But as soon as the new season gets under way, you soon realise that the job is hugely rewarding and that there are always fresh, new challenges in a positive sense. Now all of our tanks are filled up again and we're ready to go.
"Without a doubt, the Supercup is an important competition which is gaining in importance by the year. The comparable competition in other countries has enjoyed a lot of prestige for many years and we in Germany are now on the right path towards a similar situation.
"There's no question that we'll be attempting to win this first title of the season too. We're involved in it for the third season in a row after all and we haven't won either of the last two."
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