Arjen Robben is well aware that Borussia Dortmund are Bayern Munich’s biggest threat this season
The Bavarians’ hopes of chasing a seventh successive title have recently suffered a blow following a three-game winless run in the Bundesliga.
Bayern have since surrendered their lead at the top of the league table and are now in sixth place and four points behind surprise leaders Dortmund.
Under new coach Lucien Favre, Dortmund have won five of their opening seven Bundesliga matches and are the only side to have not lost a single fixture yet.
“Dortmund means business, they’re a real force,” Robben told Kicker. “As far as the others go, we’ll have to see how long they’re able to keep up with the pace.”
Following Bayern’s dismal start to the new season under new coach Niko Kovac, concerns have been raised over whether their reign of dominance will come to an end this term.
But Robben, who recently refused to panic over the club’s form, is hopeful things will turn around for Bayern.
“I think it’s a good thing the way the table is looking right now,” said the winger.
“It’s what everyone wanted, but I’m not worried. Just because you’re winning doesn’t mean everything is going well. By the same token, it doesn’t mean some things aren’t going to plan when you’re not.
“I’m sure it’s all in the small details. We need to play with passion, move the ball better, bring back the surprise element and start dominating the opposition again.”
Bayern will travel to Wolfsburg on Saturday in their next Bundesliga fixture.
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