VfL Wolfsburg forward Mario Gomez admits that FC Bayern München will always be in his heart, but says he is focused on claiming all three points in their Bundesliga encounter on Saturday.
The former Fiorentina man highlighted the factors behind Wolfsburg's torrid run in the league campaign, which has culminated in them picking up three points from their last five games as they occupy 15th position in the table.
"There are a number of reasons. None of us are currently playing with great self-confidence," he told the Bundesliga's official website.
"We must focus on the simple things.
"The club have to come together to analyse why we are in this situation. Every player now has a duty to turn the page. In every training session you can see what these players are capable of."
The 31-year-old also spoke of Bayern's recent dip in form, which saw them go two games without victory in the league, but has no doubt they'll come good.
"If you march ahead like Bayern have in recent years, and then a new coach comes along with a new philosophy, it can take a while for everything to take hold," Gomez added.
"On the other hand, RB Leipzig were something of an unknown quantity and they are on a great run. At Bayern, three draws are already a crisis. However, if a convincing victory follows, Bayern normally put together a winning run again.
"I had my most successful time as a player at Bayern. Munich was my home and will always be in my heart. I often think of myself almost as a Bayern player, even to this day, because I am there often and I still have a lot of friends at Bayern.
"Sure, I'm looking forward to this game. However, I am not travelling to Munich detached from our current situation. That would be mad," he concluded.
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