Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp plays down safety talk

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp is adamant that his Borussia Dortmund side are not safe from Bundesliga relegation despite their 3-2 win against Hannover on Saturday moving them eight points clear of the drop zone.

BVB endured a nightmare first half to the season and looked on course to go down going into the winter break in Germany.

However after hitting rock bottom in early February, the side have finally found some form with the victory against Hanover making it seven in the league without defeat which has moved them up to 10th in the table – eight points clear of the relegation play-off place.

Despite the situation looking vastly improved for Dortmund, Klopp is well aware that there are plenty of points to play for and the teams below them will not give up fighting until the end of the season.

And they have a couple of difficult tests coming up in the shape of runaway leaders and reigning champions Bayern Munich and Champions League-chasing third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach, who won 2-0 at Bayern on Sunday.

“We are now eight points above the relegation zone and are no longer in the thick of it. We managed to extricate ourselves from the quagmire,” Klopp said.

“Our plan is simply to get more and more points on the board. Since the winter break we have picked up 18 points and lost on just one occasion.”

“It’s not as if we are guaranteed a maximum of six points from our next two Bundesliga matches,” Klopp added.

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