Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness labelled his team “underdogs” heading into the Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Dortmund are unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season and hold a four-point lead at the top heading into the blockbuster clash at Signal Iduna Park.
Hoeness said Bayern would go into the encounter as outsiders after Dortmund’s impressive start to the campaign.
“You can’t go to Dortmund and say that you want to secure three points. Dortmund have had a very good season so far, no doubt about it,” he said after Bayern’s 2-0 win over AEK Athens in the Champions League on Wednesday.
“We do not go to Dortmund as favourites, but as underdogs – for the first time in a long time.
“We have to make sure we play a good game there and then we’ll see what happens.”