Bayern Munich general manager Christian Nerlinger could not hide his optimism as his side prepare for a top of the table Bundesliga clash against leaders Borussia Dortmund, and stated that the team's nine-game winning streak will make them formidable opponents.
The Bavarian giants overcame Augsburg 2-1 on Saturday to stay in touch with BVB at the league summit, with Mario Gomez netting both goals for the hosts. Die Roten currently trail their rivals by three points, but the two pace-setters meet midweek in a game that could prove crucial in determining the destiny of the Bundesliga title.
Speaking after the game, Nerlinger affirmed that his side do not fear anyone as they recorded a ninth straight victory, adding that confidence was at an all-time high.
"Nine wins in all competitions," was the manager's simple answer when asked in a press conference why Bayern had what it takes to overcome Dortmund and win the league.
"That run makes us feel confident and optimistic. We will travel to Dortmund with our heads held high."
As well as challenging domestically, the German side also find themselves in the semi-final of the Champions League, where they will face Liga leaders Real Madrid.