Zorc: Don't compare Dortmund with Bayern

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc is unhappy with the constant comparisons the media makes between the his side and title rivals Bayern Munich.

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Bayern Munich have enjoyed a perfect start to this season's Bundesliga, with the Bavarians sweeping aside the competition and winning all seven league games played so far. 

In contrast, defending champions Dortmund have stuttered in these early stages of the league and already find themselves nine points behind Bayern in the table.

Invariably, comparisons have been made between these two clubs, who are regarded as the only serious contenders for the Bundesliga title this season. However, Zorc does not believe that both teams should be compared with each other and wants his side to just focus on their own game.

"Why is it not finally accepted that we do not compare ourselves constantly with Bayern Munich?" Zorc was quoted as saying by German publication Bild.

"We didn't do that when we were eight points behind Bayern last season and we aren't going to do that now. We play our own season."

The 50-year-old also revealed he was pleased with the style of football being played by Die Borussen this season but is worried about the number of points they have dropped thus far.

"We play football in my eyes better than last season," Zorc added.

"At the same time despite our superiority and opportunities we give away too many points."

Zorc also denied speculation that Klopp would leave the club to take charge of the German national team after the 2014 World Cup.

"Jürgen will remain with us at least until 2016 and perhaps beyond over it," Zorc declared.

"This is a very long time in football."

The former Dortmund midfielder, once known for his goal-scoring abilities, also had kind words for Dortmund's current top scorer Marco Reus, but urged the rest of the team to chip in with the goals as well.

"He's [Reus] our leading scorer. We are incredibly pleased with Marco, because he has had a really good season so far. 

"But we cannot expect from the boy that he decides every game for us."

Dortmund play host to Schalke in their next Bundesliga game and could leapfrog Die Königsblauen in the table with a victory.

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