Guardiola says even the best sides lose now and again.

Pep Guardiola has rubbished suggestions that Bayern Munich are in crisis after the runaway Bundesliga leaders took just one point from a possible six following the mid-season break.

A shock 4-1 defeat to second-placed Wolfsburg was followed by a 1-1 draw with Schalke in midweek.

Despite the recent dip in form, Guardiola said: “Crisis? There is no crisis. These things happen in football.

“We weren’t good enough in Wolfsburg but I was happy with the Schalke game.

“I’ve said it in other press conferences – it’s impossible to just keep winning, winning, winning for 11 months. Not even here.

“It is impossible always to win the title with a 25-point advantage over our rivals.”

Guardiola-linesman

The Spaniard went on to reflect on his behaviour in the draw against Schalke, which saw him sprint to the corner flag and remonstrate with a linesman after a disallowed Robert Lewandowski goal.

“I have to stay in my coaching zone. I’m a serious guy, I’m sorry for leaving it. I hope it won’t happen in future,” he added, before discussing Jerome Boateng’s sending-off for in that match.

“I’m a Catalan, we’re latino, he said. “We are a bit more emotional. I’m a very emotional guy.

“I agree with the fact that there was a foul, a penalty and a red card. However, I think that the three-game suspension [for Boateng] is too much.”