FC Bayern München attacker Thomas Müller may not have scored in the Bundesliga yet this season, but the Germany international will nevertheless undoubtedly be one of the key figures in Der Klassiker away to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening.
In an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com, the 27-year-old discusses the significance of the fixture, why he does not consider himself to be especially talented, and Bayern's development under new coach Carlo Ancelotti.
bundesliga.com: Thomas Müller, after meeting the Pope, the next special moment is on the horizon…
Müller: You could see it that way, although there is no comparison. Meeting the Pope is something pretty special, which I'm very grateful for. Playing against Borussia Dortmund is not as special as visiting the Pope, but in a sporting sense, it's certainly extremely exciting.
bundesliga.com: A lot of people still feel that Bayern have not yet found their feet under Carlo Ancelotti, do you agree?
Müller: It's like in any company when there is a change in personnel: everybody has got to get used to each other all over again. That's the same here. When a new coach comes, he brings new ideas and new procedures and you've got to adapt to them and everything has got to come together. It's a challenge for any team, no matter what league you're in. We're extremely focused and convinced that we have improved in recent weeks and that there's still room for further improvement. The fact is we want to win every game – that's what's expected of FC Bayern.