LA Galaxy’s Kirovski recalls Champions League triumph with Borussia Dortmund

LA Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski is hoping former club Borussia Dortmund can again salute in the Champion League final.

LA Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski is hoping former club Borussia Dortmund can again salute in the Champion League final.

The 37-year old was part of the Dortmund squad that took out the 1997 Champions League title with a 3-1 victory over Juventus in Munich and he is hoping they can produce a similar result when they meet Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich at Wembley this Saturday.

“I'm excited for them. I've followed them throughout the years,” Kirovski told MLSsoccer.com.

“They were in a tough time financially for a period [during the last decade], and they've brought them back to a really healthy financial state, brought in young players, and what a team [coach Juergen Klopp] put together.

"Great team to watch, full of energy, young, hungry. They're exciting to watch, for sure.”

Of the 1997 final, Kirovski recalled: “It was amazing. We had Karlheinz Riedle with two headers and (Lars) Ricken with a chip. I remember like today. It was a great result.”

As for this weekend, he predicted: “I'll say Dortmund, 1-0. I think they can win. They're tactically very good, they have some very good players. I believe they're good enough to win, for sure.”

 
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