Borussia Dortmund sporting director, Michael Zorc has stated, he does not see his club challenging for the bundesliga this season.
Bayern Munich have dominated the league in recent seasons, with the Bavarian outfit topping the league for the past four years.
Dortmund lost Mats Hummels to Bayern, with Mkhitaryan and Gundogan leaving the club for Manchester United and Manchester City respectively.
Andre Schurrle and Mario Gotze have been the headline arrivals at Signal Iduna Park, but Zorc is not expecting Dortmund to push Bayern, who beat Thomas Tuchel’s side in the DFL-Supercup on Sunday, for the title.
“Of course we are not yet at the level where we want to be,” Zorc said on Eurosport following Dortmund’s 3-0 friendly win over Sandhausen on Monday.
“It would be presumptuous to always expect a title. Our objective remains Champions League qualification.
“We will try to make this season the best we can with our conditions.
“We believe that we are well equipped for the start of the season.”