Goretzka: Bayern Munich always favourites against Borussia Dortmund


Leon Goretzka believes Bayern Munich are always the favourites when they face Borussia Dortmund at home, despite a close title race.

Bayern Munich will always be favourites to beat Borussia Dortmund, with Leon Goretzka suggesting no team can face Die Roten at Allianz Arena and have the upper hand.

The two teams meet in their first match after the international break in what could be the most decisive encounter in the Bundesliga title race this season.

Dortmund hold a one-point lead over their rivals, who sacked coach Julian Nagelsmann last week and replaced him with former Black and Yellow boss Thomas Tuchel.

However, Goretzka insisted ahead of the crunch clash that the visitors’ advantage in the league table means nothing when they go to the Allianz Arena, given the pedigree of the hosts.

“We are ready,” he told SportBILD. “We want an eleventh championship in a row. To quote Kylian Mbappe, we are always favourites.”

“When we play at home, there’s not a team we don’t go into the game as favourites. I think [the pressure] is great.

“I’m really enjoying these games. As a player, you don’t want to be part of a team that can break this streak [and lose another title shot].”

Nagelsmann’s departure, despite leading Bayern to the title last term and to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this year, is a gamble for the Bavarian giants.

But in Tuchel they have a former Champions League-winning coach from his time at Chelsea, and Goretzka will be hoping he can help them retain the Bundesliga crown.

“We all know and appreciate his achievements,” he added. “[We have] great respect for his accomplishments and experience.”

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