By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Bavarian side Bayern Munich are the most decorated club in the Bundesliga, with 21 title wins. Defending champions Borussia Dortmund trail Bayern considerably with only five championships to their name, although the current squad could make club history if they win a third consecutive league title.
Kehl told Kicker that Dortmund have done well to match their Bavarian rivals despite the differences in resources available to them, and he has called on his team to continue proving themselves.
"The fact remains that the Bavarians are number one in Germany, we have been making big steps to them athletically and financially, though," Kehl stated.
"In the past few years we have let our talking be done on the pitch. But, nevertheless, a realistic goal for us this year is to once again qualify for the Champions League."
Several players, including Lucas Barrios and Shinji Kagawa, have left the Westfalenstadion this summer, but Kehl is confident new signing Marco Reus has the talent to make up for the club losses.
"Shinji will be missed, but in Marco Reus we have gained a tremendous talent. We have enormous strength in depth in attack and can replace Shinji," he said.