Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki has challenged his side to finish the first half of the Bundesliga season in a winning fashion.
BVB made sure that they will head into the winter break as the league leaders by claiming a 2-1 victory at home to Werder Bremen, with games against Fortuna Dusseldorf and Borussia Monchengladbach still to come before Christmas.
And Burki says it is vital that Dortmund maintain their superb form, which has seen them pull out a nine-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
He told his club's official website: "We still have two important games left before the winter break and want to keep up the consistency we have shown so far until the end of the first half of the season.
"We have superb players, a superb team – everything is just right at the moment. We need to continue like this.
"We're enjoying the moment, but we also know that it can turn quickly. We need to do everything in our power to stay at the top."
Dortmund have won 12 and drawn three in the Bundesliga so far this season, scoring 41 goals and conceding 15.
They were last crowned champions of Germany in 2012, since when they have finished as runners-up on three occasions.
BVB are now priced at 8/13 to be crowned Bundesliga champions this season, with Bayern Munich available at 13/10.
As well as impressing domestically, Dortmund have also done well in Europe, progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League as winners of Group A.
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