Kagawa refuses to dream of Bundesliga title

Japan's Shinji Kagawa hit his sixth Bundesliga goal of the season on Friday in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 over Hamburg, but insisted the league leaders are not dreaming of winning the German title - yet.

Dortmund picked up their tenth league win of the season to open a seven-point lead over second-placed Mainz ahead of this weekend's games and are flying high at the top of the table. Kagawa, 21, joined Dortmund from Cerezo Osaka in June and has played in all 12 league games this season having won 17 caps for Japan.

The attacking midfielder is quickly making a name for himself here and there were several Japanese flags scattered around Dortmund's packed Signal Iduna Park in front of a sell-out 80,720 crowd.

We really need to take each game at a time, we still have a long season ahead of us.
Shinji Kagawa, Borussia Dortmund midfielder

Kagawa scored the opening goal in the 49th-minute before striker Lucas Barrios netted the second with 20 minutes to go with Dortmund looking more and more like potential title winners.

"It was a hard game for us against a tough opponent and it is great to get the win," said Kagawa through an interpreter. But the Japanese playmaker insists it is far too early for Dortmund to talk about winning the league.

"We are a young team and we still have lots of challenges ahead of us and we really need to take each game at a time, we still have a long season ahead of us," he said.

Kagawa is joint fifth top-scorer in the German league, with Barrios joint third, and the Japanese player insisted he was just happy to score for his team. "I don't have a definitive goal in mind, I just want to do as well as I can for the team."