Michael Zorc, the Borussia Dortmund sporting director, has spoken out about his annoyance at the media’s attempts to compare the two sides.
Die Borussen have made a stuttering start to their Bundesliga campaign with only 12 points from their opening seven matches. Meanwhile Bayern have amassed 21 points from the same number of games.
The 50-year-old told Bild that regardless of the points difference that they will concentrate on their own game.
"Why is it not finally accepted that we do not compare ourselves constantly with Bayern Munich?" he said.
“That we have not done in the past season, when we were eight points ahead of Bayern - and we make it even now in a situation where we are nine points behind. We play our own season.”
The former German international has cause for optimism though as he is happy with how Dortmund have been playing as of late but is concerned at how many points they are dropping.
He said: "We play football in my eyes better than last season. At the same time despite our superiority and opportunities we give away too many points."
The ex-BVB player also responded to growing speculation that Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp could succeed Joachim Low as national manager after the 2014 World Cup.
Zorc added: "Jürgen will remain with us at least until 2016 and perhaps beyond over it. This is a very long time in football."
He also had time to praise Dortmund’s top scorer this season - Marco Reus.
Zorc concluded: "He's our leading scorer. We are incredibly pleased with Marco, because he has had a really good season so far. We cannot expect from the boy that he decides every game for us."