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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.”

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