Bayern München goalkeeper Manuel Neuer knows winning the Bundesliga will not be an easy task, despite their eight-point lead at the top of table.
The Bavarians dropped a mere five points in the first half of the season on the way to a mammoth total of 46 points from the first 17 league games.
Second place BVB Dortmund also enjoyed a good first half of the campaign, especially in comparison to last term, but are still a daunting eight points behind, leading to suggestions the race for this season’s Bundesliga title is all but over.
However, Neuer disagrees, as he believes the rest of the teams in the division are just going to become more determined to beat them.
“We are not getting any presents. No team is giving anything away against us,” the shot stopper told Der Westen.
“It will not get easier for Bayern from here on. We cannot just expect everything to go automatically.
“Not a single team in Bundesliga history has ever won four league titles in a row. That is our main goal now and it will not be easy to achieve that. It will already be a successful season for me if we win the Bundesliga title.”
The 29-year-old says that he is happy at the club, but gave the rumour mill some ammunition by adding that he couldn’t rule out a move away from the club in future.
“I am feeling well at Bayern Munich, but I cannot rule out that I will one day get the idea that I want something else,” he said.
“But I still have a contract until 2019 and it is only January 2016 now.”