FC Bayern München defender Jerome Boateng is targeting a win against unbeaten Hertha BSC in Wednesday's Bundesliga encounter at the Allianz Arena.
Both outfits have a perfect record at this early stage of the season with three wins apiece. In addition, it could be a tough evening for Bayern as Hertha have made the best start to a Bundesliga season in the club's history.
The side from the German capital beat Schalke 2-0 in their last match with a performance which characterised how coach Pal Dardai sets his team up to play – dogged and disciplined defensive grit, and two clinical finishes after forcing mistakes from the Royal Blues.
Nonetheless, Boateng, who started his professional career with the Blue-Whites, wants his side to record a win against the visitors on Wednesday.
He told his club's official website: "I follow Hertha very closely because I used to play for them and it's the club where I grew up."
The 28-year-old added: "On Wednesday I'd like them to lose, but after that, they can start winning again. They've assembled a good team and made good signings in the summer."