Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin, who is on loan at Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, wants his teammates to further better their performances going into the new season.
Dortmund has made a flying start this season beating rivals Bayern Munich to the DFL-Supercup title last month and progressing comfortably into the second round of the DFB-Pokal last Saturday.
Last season's Champions League runner-ups defeated champions Bayern 4-2 to the throne of the DFL-Supercup in the season opener and continued their winning momentum making light work of Wilhelmshaven with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the fourth tier club.
But Sahin feels they will have to improve more going into the season as he looks forward to competing in all competitions.
"We're heading very much in the right direction," he told the Bundesliga's official website.
"I'm looking forward to everything, to every competition.
"We hit a good run of form at the end of last season, but we need to become even more effective - conceding fewer goals and in the best case scenario, scoring more as well."
Dortmund are set to face Augsburg in their Bundesliga opener this weekend.
Sahin joined Dortmund from Real Madrid in January after an unsuccessful spell in the Premier League with Liverpool and made 15 appearances for BVB managing to find the net three times.
He was loaned out by Madrid for 18 months but would most probably stay on at the Signal Iduna Park beyond his current deal as both the player and the club are happy to have each other back after having made his name originally with the Bundesliga side before moving to Real Madrid.
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