Champions Bayern Muninch find themselves nine points adrift of Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund but Robert Lewandowski feels the Bavarian giants can close the gap.
The Bayern striker, who spent four years with Dortmund before moving to Allianz-Arena in 2014, says his side have now rediscovered their form and are relishing the prospect of trying to catch BVB.
“The last few weeks were difficult,” he told Bild.
“We uncharacteristically dropped points, especially in the final minutes of games that we have normally won.
“The situation was surprising; after the first few weeks of the season, we thought that things were going as well as in the past few years. We weren’t vigilant enough. But we’re on the right track [now].”
He added: “Sometimes it’s not bad at all to attack from the second row! We’re now happy to be the hunters.
“In the past few years, we’ve always looked behind us. When you see that someone’s in front of you — it means that you’re more under pressure.
“You want to do it even more then – catch this team. It’s easier to attack from behind as a hunter than to look out for attacks from behind when you’re first. Especially when you don’t have experience.”
Bayern entertain Nurnberg on Saturday and are seeking a third straight win, while Dortmund head to Schalke.
Lewandowski has seven goals in 12 Bundesliga appearances this season and he is 2.88 to open the scoring against Nurnberg, while Bayern are 6.50 to win 4-0.