By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Die Roten have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, amassing an impressive 34 points from their first 13 league games, and they currently hold a commanding eight point lead, albeit with a game in hand, over nearest challengers Borussia Dortmund following Die Borussen's 1-1 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf on Tuesday.
The Bavarian giants, who were beaten to the Bundesliga title by Dortmund in the previous two seasons, are in action against Freiburg on Wednesday, and Badstuber wants his side to be champions at the end of this campaign by ensuring the lead they hold at the top of the table does not slip away.
"We are way ahead, and it should stay that way," Badstuber told Sport1.
"We can widen the gap between us and Dortmund, but we have to beat Freiburg first.
"Freiburg have a young team and are strong at home. They play with passion - that is why we will be wary against them."
Meanwhile, Bayern winger Frank Ribery hailed the return of David Alaba, who missed the start of the season with a foot injury, and claims the 20-year-old helps him improve his overall game.
"It is very important that he has come back, with both his sprints and his support," Ribery told Kicker.
"This helps me a lot on the pitch."
Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes will be expected to rest several first-team players for Die Roten's game against Freiburg in view of their top of the table clash against Dortmund on Saturday.