By FOX SPORTS staff
Knocked out of the group stages of the Champions League last season, Borussia Dortmund have achieved a vastly improved showing by booking a place in the finals against Bayern Munich this year.
Jurgen Klopp's men topped Group D, dubbed the group of death, by beating Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax. Blaszczykowski told uefa.com it was their impressive run against some of the champions of Europe which gave them the belief to go all the way to the finals.
"We played great matches in the group stage, against Manchester City, Real Madrid and Ajax," he reflected.
"That was a landmark moment, a moment where we believed, as a team, that we could do it. And that gave us the hope which led us to the final."
Although Bayern have gone two up against Dortmund this season, sending their rivals out of the DFB-Pokal and seizing the Bundesliga title, Blaszczykowski insisted that previous results would have no bearing on the outcome at Wembley.
"There are many different theories you could try to find here, but in the end we'll see on the pitch who is better, who is in better form on a given day. In this particular match, what will be decisive is the form you're in on the day," he stated.
"And we've shown that we know how to play against Bayern, that we respect this team. For sure they're a very good team, but we also know what abilities we have, and we'll do everything to show our skills."
The Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund takes place this Saturday.