Speaking ahead of the upcoming DFB Cup final between Dortmund and FC Bayern München in Berlin this Saturday (kick-off: 18:00 GMT/20:00 CET), the 33-year-old said: "I think there are always cycles within a season. Dortmund's form is on the rise, while Bayern seem to have stagnated. Furthermore, BVB have created a perfect template to counteract Bayern's style of play. Dortmund always make life very difficult for Bayern."
The 47-time German international, who featured for Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04, as well as nine-time kings of Europe Real Madrid CF, took time on Friday to answer select questions sent in by followers of the official Bundesliga Twitter account using the hashtag #AskMetzelder. Here are the 33-year-old's answers to some of the many questions sent in...
CM: ...Pep Guardiola, always trying to have possession and the control (2/2) #AskMetzelder— Bundesliga (@Bundesliga_EN) May 16, 2014
CM: ...quality on the bench to compete with Bayern Munich (2/2) #AskMetzelder— Bundesliga (@Bundesliga_EN) May 16, 2014
CM: Kahn, Lahm, Lucio, Nowotny, Ze Roberto, Schweinsteiger, Ballack, Scholl, Ribery, Lewandowski, Klose #AskMetzelder— Bundesliga (@Bundesliga_EN) May 16, 2014
CM: ...Werder Bremen winning the league (2/2)— Bundesliga (@Bundesliga_EN) May 16, 2014