Pulisic: Bayern match always has extra meaning

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The American midfielder wants to see Borussia Dortmund to get back on track with a win against their main Bundesliga rival

Christian Pulisic wants to see Borussia Dortmund come out of what he classifies as "a tough time" with a win against Bayern Munich this weekend. 

Dortmund can climb back to the top of the Bundesliga with a victory against Bayern on Saturday, but to do so the club will have to reverse a poor run of form in recent weeks. 

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One point in the last three league outings has seen BVB fall three points back of the Bavarians in the Bundesliga table and, coupled with back-to-back draws against APOEL in the Champions League, Pulisic admits his team is going through a rough patch. 

"After we had that amazing start, with I don't know how many wins and no goals conceded - I mean, it's hard to expect that the whole season," Pulisic told bundesliga.com. "There are going to be tough times, and right now is a tough time - but I believe in our team and I think we can bounce right back."

That bounce back won't be easy. 

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Bayern has not lost since late Septmeber, when the club fell 3-0 to PSG in the Champions League and sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti, and Pulisic knows there is always a little more riding on the Bundesliga's Klassiker.

"The Klassiker definitely has that special feeling," the 19-year-old said. "When we play against Bayern, one of our main rivals, the game always has a bit of extra meaning to it, and you want a good result."

Pulisic will likely join up with the U.S. national team for a friendly against Portugal after this weekend's match against Bayern. 

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