It was like a heart attack. It was one day after Málaga. At our training ground Michael Zorc walked in like somebody had died. He said: ‘I have to tell you something. It’s possible that …’ [Klopp can’t bring himself to repeat the words.] Michael asked if I wanted to talk and I said: ‘No, I have to go.’ That evening my wife was waiting because there’s a very good German actor, and a good friend, Wotan Wilke Möhring, in a new film in Essen and we were invited to the premiere. But I walked in and told her: ‘No chance. I cannot speak. It’s not possible to take me out tonight.’ There were all these calls from the club – we should meet and speak. I said: No, I have to be on my own.’ Tomorrow I’ll be back in the race – but not tonight.
Jürgen Klopp about the Götze transfer (via yes-09)
Shinji Kagawa is one of the best players in the world and he now plays 20 minutes at Manchester United – on the left wing! My heart breaks. Really, I have tears in my eyes. Central midfield is Shinji’s best role. He’s an offensive midfielder with one of the best noses for goal I ever saw. But for most Japanese people it means more to play for Man United than Dortmund.