Ginter talks up EL ambitions

BVB Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter insists that the club are looking to win the Europa League, although he admits that the opposition aren't always at a high level. 

BVB find themselves in Europe's second-tier competition after finishing 7th in the Bundesliga last season, and will now try to win the trophy while pushing on with their domestic campaign.

"We try to keep the tension high, even though our opponents are not always top-level class," the 21-year-old Germany international told Goal.

"We don't have a problem with our attitude in the different competitions. But of course the Europa League is different.

"But in the knock-out stages, the games will be Champions League level again. We know there will be some clubs from the Champions League that will join us."

Dortmund's most recent continental clashes saw them beat FK Qabala of Azerbaijan 3-1 and 4-0, while recording four consecutive wins in the Bundesliga, where they sit second in the standings, five points behind Bayern Munich.

BVB return to league action against Hamburg at Volksparkstadion next week Friday before travelling to Russia to take on FC Krasnodar the following Thursday.