Frankfurt - FC Bayern München have every reason to be cheerful after steamrolling Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday afternoon.
'Only going to get better'
The record German champions cemented their place at the top of the Bundesliga standings thanks to a comprehensive 4-0 success, with Thomas Müller netting a hat-trick and fit-again winger Franck Ribery chipping in with two assists.
'It's going brilliantly," enthused Bayern's returning Gallic schemer. "Even though we've got a lot of injuries, the team's always in a position to meet the club's high expectations. We're more unpredictable compared to last season. I have the feeling we're only going to get better."
The Bavarians are now unbeaten in 11 Bundesliga matches this season, with eight wins, three draws, 27 goals for and three against the fruits of their celestial labours thus far. Pep Guardiola oversaw a 28-match unbowed league run last term, but - just as Ribery alluded to - it looks like it's going to take something extraordinary to knock the Catalan's unappeasable troupe out of their stride in 2014/15.
'More room for ideas'
"We're playing a lot better now and have a homogeneous team," Müller explained. "The coach has conveyed a clear idea to us and everyone knows what they have to do. That's especially true for the defensive side of things. In attack, there's more room for ideas, which I try to make use of."
Known in Germany as a Raumdeuter (space interpreter), Bayern's anomalous marksman lived up to that wonderfully apt moniker with a typically energetic display against Frankfurt. The stealthy 25-year-old converted three of his four shots on goal and now finds himself joint-top of the leading scorers' chart with six league strikes for the campaign.
'Every game is really important'
"Obviously it's a nice feeling, but it won't last right up to Christmas," Müller acknowledged. "We've got a gruelling schedule ahead of us and the games are coming thick and fast. Every game is really important to us and you can see that out on the pitch. We're playing really well right now […] I'm always motivated."
Bayern's edacious disposition is no secret, yet their unrelenting will to improve appears to have gone stratospheric in Guardiola's second season at the helm. Some of the performances have been out of this world to say the least, and while there's still a long way to go, it doesn't appear Ribery and Co. are planning to return to good old Mother Earth anytime soon.