Henrikh Mkhitaryan says that the "whole world will be watching" when Borussia Dortmund take on Bayern Munich on November 23.
The two German giants have long enjoyed a fierce rivalry, but, if anything, it has intensified in recent years, with Die Schwarzgelben having won back-to-back Bundesligas only to see their Bavarian adversaries come storming back last season by completing a historic treble with a 2-1 victory over their compatriots in the Champions League final.
Dortmund lost more ground on Bayern in this term's race for the German title by losing to Wolfsburg on Saturday, but Mkhitaryan remains confident that they can reduce their arrears when the two sides collide at Signal Iduna Park after the international break.
"We lost and we'll have to discuss that amongst ourselves. We didn't concentrate well enough and showed a bit of tiredness," the Armenia international told Bundesliga.com.
"We're now four points behind Bayern, so we really want to win the next game against them. The whole world will be watching."
Team-mate Marco Reus was also left lamenting the lacklustre nature of Dortmund's display against Wolfsburg.
"We didn't play well enough in the second half and let the opposition score on the counterattack," the forward conceded.
"I don't really want to say much more about the game. We lost the match - we just have to accept it."