Borussia Dortmund's president Reinhard Rauball has expressed his disappointment at the club's performance this season and admitted that they are long way from catching up with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich .
As the season draws to a close, Dortmund sit in third place - a massive 24 points behind the leaders Munich.
As questions around the club's future continue to be asked, Rauball believes that a new direction and view is needed.
Speaking to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (translated by Bavarian Football Works ), Rauball said: "I think we would be wise if we did not view ourselves as 'Bayern-hunters', at least not in the short term.
We’ve lost—in no particular order—a Hummels, for a while a World-Cup-winner in Götze, Lewandowski, Aubameyang, Dembélé, Mkhitaryan, Gündogan.
However, despite Rauball's disappointment, he doesn't feel that the Bundesliga should pursue a proposed playoff system designed to increase the league's competitiveness.
Giving a clear verdict on the matter, he remarked: "You should not change the structures simply to undermine the position that a successful club has created for itself.
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