Istanbul - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked a happy man indeed after finding the net twice in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 thumping of Galatasaray SK at the Türk Telekom Arena.

Talking exclusively to bundesliga.com, the in-form Gabonese attacker spoke about the 1997 tournament winners’ perfect start to the campaign, and shed some light on their current struggles in the Bundesliga.

bundesliga.com: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, how are you feeling after what turned out to be a perfect night for Dortmund?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: We’re obviously very happy after enjoying such a great win. Hopefully we can carry this form over into the Bundesliga.

bundesliga.com: Leading both third-placed Anderlecht and Galatasaray in fourth by eight points with three games to go, Dortmund are looking set for the group stages.

Aubameyang: I don’t know about that - there’s still a way to go. It’ll still take a lot of effort to reach the last 16 and we’ll need to give it our all in the next home game [against Galatasaray] to book our ticket.

bundesliga.com: You yourself have been enjoying some great form this season, scoring nine in 13 in all competitions. Is this your best-ever season?

Aubameyang: I would say so, yes. I’ve never started a season this well and I hope I can keep up my form in the coming games. I’m benefitting from playing as striker again, but I know I have to keep working hard.

bundesliga.com: Why is it that Dortmund have been stuttering in the Bundesliga yet doing so well in the Champions League?

Aubameyang: I really have no idea. We're playing like two different teams at the moment. We have to be at our best again against Hannover on Saturday to finally get back to winning ways in the Bundesliga. I hope today’s win will be a wake-up call.

bundesliga.com: What needs to change for Dortmund to end their five-game winless streak in the league?

Aubameyang: We just have to give it our all. Hopefully the win here can give us the confidence we need to get all three points.

bundesliga.com: The last time Dortmund won their opening three games in the Champions League was in 1996/97, when the club went on to lift the trophy. Do you think you can repeat that historic triumph?

Aubameyang: It’d be a dream come true. We should be happy about the fact that we've enjoyed such a good night here, and hopefully we can continue getting good results.

Michael Reis was speaking to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang