German outfit have missed out on both the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp insists that there is still much to be positive about for his club going into next season, reports the Daily Mail.
Klopp’s men have just endured a campaign of heartbreak in which they finished as runners-up to arch-rivals Bayern Munich in both the Bundesliga and then in last Saturday’s Uefa Champions League final at Wembley Stadium.
And with star playmaker Mario Goetze having just agreed to also move to the Bavarian giants for next season in a deal wort £25 million, experts across Europe have been quick to predict the end of an era for Klopp and Co, especially if in-form front man Robert Lewandowski also follows his team-mate to the Allianz Arena when the transfer window reopens this summer.
However, Klopp does not believe that will be the case and predicts that the Ruhr Valley outfit will be back stronger than ever from the start of the next season, telling Bild: “I have read that we have a difficult season ahead of us, which doesn’t make sense because we have such a good base and such good quality.
“Naturally, there will be a couple of changes and one or two players will leave. But breakup is the wrong word, there are simply a few changes which we think we can use to our advantage. I’m quite positive.
“I can promise that everything will work out in the end. We are building a new team, a new pressing machine.
“We only have to play Bayern twice, and this season we drew with them both times.
“We lost the 25 points against other teams, that was the crucial factor, not the two games against Bayern.”