Philippe Coutinho says he already feels part of the \u201cfamily\u201d after forging a potent partnership with Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich. The defending German champions play three games in eight days, starting at Bundesliga bottom side Paderborn on Saturday before travelling to Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday and then hosting Hoffenheim in the league. After failing to fill Andre Iniesta\u2019s huge shoes at Barcelona, Coutinho is rebooting his career on loan this season, claiming his first goal in Munich\u2019s red shirt with a penalty in last Saturday\u2019s 4-0 win over Cologne. The Brazilian was outstanding and feels \u201cright at home here. I think that\u2019s one of this club\u2019s principles: it\u2019s like a family,\u201d he told Bundesliga.com. Coutinho says the squad\u2019s strong spirit was summed up when Lewandowski, who was on a hat-trick, handed over penalty duties to allow him to score against Cologne. \u201cIt was certainly a great gesture. Lewy had the chance for a hat-trick, but he gave me the chance to score my first goal and I\u2019m grateful for it,\u201d said Coutinho. Bayern coach Niko Kovac says the pair\u2019s understanding is improving \u201cfrom game to game\u201d and also praised Lewandowski\u2019s penalty gesture. \u201cIt\u2019s crucial, it can be the sort of little thing which makes the difference. You saw it with Lewy and Philippe - it\u2019s what we need and what we want.\u201d With Coutinho calling the shots in midfield, Bayern travel to Paderborn on a roll with Lewandowski, who netted twice against Cologne, scoring in each of his last seven games to claim 11 goals in all competitions. With just one point in five games since being promoted, Paderborn are unlikely to test Bayern, but Kovac wants full concentration to prepare for Spurs. Bayern are up to second in the German league table, two points behind RB Leipzig, and Kovac wants to \u201ckeep our place or if not, climb\u201d in the coming week. Healthy competition The pressure is on with five teams, including arch rivals Borussia Dortmund who host Werder Bremen on Saturday, just a point behind. Kovac said healthy competition both externally and internally is keeping Bayern on their toes. \u201cEveryone wants to play. At the moment, the whole \u2018package\u2019 is right, but it only works if we push each other,\u201d added Kovac. The England winger has scored three goals with five assists this season and Dortmund\u2019s attack looked less sharp when he was substituted after scoring in last Sunday\u2019s 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. Dortmund need a convincing display at home to Werder Bremen this Saturday after conceding a late goal at Frankfurt. Club captain Marco Reus was fuming after two more points were dropped. Director Michael Zorc insisted \u201cno top team plays like that\u201d after a late cross by Frankfurt\u2019s Daichi Kamada forced Thomas Delaney into an own goal.