Borussia Dortmund midfield Nuri Sahin believes victory over Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup shows that the team are improving.
The Turkey international was part of the side that produced a 4-2 success in an end-to-end game at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.
Victory earned a modicum of revenge for Juergen Klopp's side, who were defeated by Bayern in the final of the UEFA Champions League in May.
And Sahin feels that the result was a good indication of what the side can achieve this campaign.
"It's always nice to start the season with a title - and to beat Bayern too," he said.
"It was an important game for us to see where we're at and what we still have to do.
"For that, there are no better opponents than Bayern Munich.
"Last season they were the best team in the world. The fact beating Bayern also earns us a piece of silverware is even better.
"We played well, used the gaps, took our chances and scored goals. It was impressive.
"It was important for us. Now we know where we're at."
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