The Brazilian believes his side and their Champions League semi-final opponents adopt a similar approach to attacking
The Spanish champions face Jurgen Klopp's men in the Champions Leauge semi-finals and the Brazil international is looking forward to two decisive clashes as los Blancos chase a 10th European title.
"We're a lot like Dortmund, because they are not afraid to attack and in that respect we are similar," the 24-year-old told El Mundo Deportivo.
"We really want to reach the final and we are well prepared. We're also very close in the dressing room and it shows on the field.
"In the streets I hear people all the time talking about La Decima and I know this is a dream for the fans, but first we have to dream about proceeding to the final and go slowly, taking one step at a time.
"We are very happy to be in this final phase. It will be special to play for Real Madrid at the [Santiago] Bernabeu and hopefully we all will give our best."
The former Fluminense man went on to single out Robert Lewandowski as BVB's biggest attacking threat but stressed it would be wrong to focus on the Polish star.
"We know the whole team are very strong so we must not think only of one player, but Lewandowski is difficult to defend against," he added.