Danish winger Jacob Bruun Larsen insists Borussia Dortmund will not be giving up on their “only aim” of winning the Bundesliga title.
Lucien Favre’s side are now tied with Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga after blowing a seven-point lead.
This came following a run of just one win in their last five league games with Bayern now being tipped as favourites to go on and win a seventh consecutive Bundesliga crown.
But Bruun Larsen revealed that Dortmund are in no mood to surrender hopes of a first league title since 2012 as they enter the final 10 games of the season.
Helping matters for BVB will be the fact that they will be able to solely focus on the Bundesliga now following their Champions League exit on Tuesday.
“There’s only one aim, and that’s winning the championship. That’s the only aim for BVB,” Bruun Larsen told BVB TV.
The 20-year-old is widely viewed as one of the most exciting young talents in German football, but has found his opportunities at Signal Iduna Park restricted lately due to the emergence of Raphael Guerreiro.
Larsen has made just one start in his last eight appearances for BVB in all competitions after returning from a loan spell at VfB Stuttgart last season.
“The beginning was amazing, everything worked out well, and we did great as a team,” said the Dane on his season.
“Then there was a setback. And that’s the time when we and the whole club have to show that we’re a tight-knit team.
“There have definitely been ups and downs, but that’s football. I experienced that in Stuttgart too, and now it’s the same here.
Incidentally, Dortmund will host Stuttgart at home in a Bundesliga match this afternoon with kick-off set for 3:30 PM (CET).
On the other hand, Bayern will host Werder Breman at the same time today.
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