Zinedine Zidane's side didn't play in the first round of matches one week ago, after their game at home to Getafe was postponed in order to allow them more time to recover after their participation in last season's Champions League in August.
"In the Champions League's final round, we had many players able to go full tilt all the time for the tournament-like competition. But over an entire season, we have to talk about adjustments and use our heads."
The Bayern striker indicated his club might use different line-ups and tactical approaches to get through the season.
XI'AN, China, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese powerhouses Beijing Guoan and Shanghai SIPG are through to the Chinese Football Association(CFA) Cup last 16 round on Saturday.
QUITO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Reigning champions Flamengo suffered their worst ever Copa Libertadores result on Thursday, crashing to a 5-0 defeat to Independiente del Valle in Ecuador.
"We are working hard for the new season and I think we will have the same group of players that we have now in pre-season," he commented.
"I always try to push him to do things he didn't know he can do. His potential is huge," the Pole said and spoke about sprint duels he has started in training in order to challenge the 25-year-old German international.
"Staying at the top might be much harder than getting to the top. One has to consider all the possible details both on and off the pitch."
Much of the pre-match talk has been about the role Martin Odegaard could play after the Norwegian's successful loan spell at Real Sociedad earned him a quick return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The "BVB" smoothed the way for their win with three first-half goals, while Dominic Volkmer's red card before half-time left Duisburg hopeless.
Ricardo Goulart's volley gave Hebei a 10th minute lead before Guoan midfielder Renato Augusto made it 1-1 with a glorious chip in the 28th minute.