Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller believes the German giants have a long way to go before they reach their optimum potential.
The current German and European champions are sitting pretty at the top of the Bundesliga, and haven't lost a fixture in the competition for 36 matches to-date.
Pep Guardiola's side have also managed to book their place in the knockout stage of Europe's elite competition, after defeating Viktoria Plzen 1-0 in the Champions League last night.
"Games aren't being handed to us on a silver platter, instead we're having to dig deep every time." the German international told Bundesliga.com.
"Nowadays in modern football that (is) always necessary, but we're hoping to have a match again sometime soon where we really hit our stride."
The comments come after the side have fallen behind in their last three Bundesliga outings, raising concerns about the sides motivation. However, they've shown tremendous determination in managing to come back, and win in each match.
Muller, who has four goals so far this season, feels that with more hard work and preparation the team can really push on with the league though- starting with Augsburg at the Allianz Arena this weekend.
"We've got to think about everything so that we can get things going again," he continued.
"The expectations are of course still very high. Ultimately, though, we've won all four (Champions League) group games."
The Bavarian giants are hoping to make history this season, as they look to defend their European crown. No team has achieved the feat since AC Milan back in 1990.
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