Chelsea hold firm to deny Atletico
Klopp: I’m committed to Dortmund
Chelsea earned a credible 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg, with Petr Cech and John Terry forced off through injury.
The goalkeeper and captain were both withdrawn, while midfield duo Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel will miss the return encounter through suspension, along with Atletico skipper Gabi, after picking up yellow cards yesterday.
Chelsea’s two injury setbacks - Cech has suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder - are also a huge blow for Jose Mourinho ahead of Sunday’s crucial Premier League title clash with leaders Liverpool as the London club continue to chase silverware on two fronts.
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has indicated he has no intention of taking the Manchester United job following David Moyes’s dismissal yesterday.
Moyes was sacked 10 months into a sixyear contract at United having presided over the club’s worst campaign in the Premier League era.
Klopp, who is contracted to Dortmund until 2018, was previously reported to be one of the favourites to succeed Moyes this summer as the pressure mounted on the Scot.
But speaking to the Guardian, the German said: “Man Utd is a great club and I feel very familiar with their wonderful fans. But my commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is not breakable.”