Lehmann: Bundesliga is not just about Bayern
They became the first German outfit to win four Bundesliga titles on the trot, when they lifted the "Deutsche Meisterschale" last May.
Bayern Munich continued where they left off in the Bundesliga season-opener last weekend, when they routed Werder Bremen 6-0.
The result prompted the German Football League (DFL) chief executive officer Christian Seifert to express his concern that the Bavarian side's dominance could damage the league's credibility.
After all, Bayern won the league by 10 points last year and, two years before that, they did it with a record seven games to spare.
But former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, who is in Singapore as part of the Bundesliga Legends Tour, insisted that fans should not read too much into last week's result.
"I'm afraid to say Werder Bremen were poor. They were not good on the day," said the 46-year-old.
"Of course, it would have been better to see a match like Bayern versus Borussia Moenchengladbach - which would be closer. In fact, this team have beaten Bayern.
"But the fact is Bayern were very good and Werder were very poor. They let themselves down, Werder."
Lehmann, who played for Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Stuttgart in the Bundesliga, and Arsenal in the English Premier League, said a better assessment of Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern team can be made when the going gets tough.
"It's hard to say after one game, and because Werder were so poor," he said, also noting that Bayern were missing injured stars like Arjen Robben, Douglas Costa and Jerome Boateng.
"Until they encounter a team in an away game which is tough to play and physically fit, then we may see a clearer picture."
Despite the abundance of young talent in the Bundesliga, Lehmann declined to predict which player will make his breakthrough this season.
Dortmund have signed prodigious 19-year-old French winger Ousmane Dembele, Schalke snared Swiss wunderkind Breel Embolo, also 19, from under Manchester United's noses, while 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah has been tipped for big things.
On Dembele and Embolo, Lehmann said: "What we know is these guys are very talented and have shown in their respective leagues they are capable of playing some fantastic football.
"What we don't know is how each of them will adapt to German culture and football. So it's difficult to predict.
"The guys coming from abroad... Normally when a player goes to a different country, he comes with his wife or girlfriend.
"There's a saying: Happy wife, happy life... So sometimes you need personal background (to settle first)."
There's an intriguing battle that Lehmann will be keeping close tabs on - the top-scorer's race between Bayern's Robert Lewandowski and Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Lewandowski plundered 47 league goals in the last two seasons and Aubameyang was not far behind with 41.
Both are already off the mark this season, with Lewandowski bagging a hat-trick against Werder and Aubameyang grabbing a brace against Mainz.
Poland striker Lewandowski sent a cheeky message to his counterpart after the weekend's matches, tweeting: "@lewy_official vs @Aubameyang7 3:2! ;)"
Said Lehmann: "Because these two teams create a lot of chances, their strikers benefit the most.
"Which means it's quite unlikely another guy from another team will join that (top-scorer) race."