Borussia Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his top marksman, Robert Lewandowski will be closely marked in tonight’s Champions League cracker with Arsenal, at the Signal Iduna Park.
The 25-year old Pole was given the utmost attention by the Arsenal defence in the previous meeting between both sides, but still went on to grab the winner, which give his side a 2-1 away win over their English counterparts.
Hostilities will commence once again between the two teams tonight, and the BVB manager expects the Gunners’ defence to do everything possible to keep his goal-getter quiet.
“This will be a great fight and there will be a lot of man-on-man tackles,” said Klopp.
“It will be tough for Lewandowski against Mertesacker and Koscielny. He will have to impose his game.”
Klopp’s opposite number, Arsène Wenger, however hasn’t hidden his admiration for the prolific Pole, who is in the last year of his contract at Dortmund.
Wenger said: “Usually at home Lewandowski is dangerous, but it’s down to us to have the ball. That is the best way to keep them quiet. If we leave the ball to Dortmund, a player like Lewandowski will be dangerous.”
The Frenchman could try to lure Lewandowski to the Emirates at the end of the season, but will face stiff competition from Bayern Munich and Chelsea, who have both been strongly rumoured to be interested in securing the striker’s services.