Guardiola: Kehl should keep his mouth shut

The Bayern boss did not see the funny after the BVB skipper mocked the Bavarians over missing four penalties in Tuesday’s shootout at the Allianz Arena

Pep Guardiola has advised Sebastian Kehl to keep his mouth shut after the Borussia Dortmund captain mocked Bayern Munich over their penalty trauma in Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal semi-final.

The two sides played out a 1-1 draw after 120 gripping minutes at the Allianz Arena before the hosts missed all four spot-kicks in a shootout defeat.

Kehl joked afterwards that Bayern “have to practice penalties” but Guardiola, who was less than impressed that his side were not awarded two spot kicks during the game, did not see the funny side when the issue was raised during a press conference on Friday.

Indeed, the former Barcelona boss insinuated the BVB skipper should be more concerned with the fact Bayern have already wrapped up the Bundesliga title, while Dortmund are languishing in eighth place.

“My advice for Sebastian Kehl is: If you have a 35-point deficit in the league, it is better to shut up,” the Catalan told reporters on Friday.

“We now have time to exercise because we have already won the Bundesliga.

“I have never sought to blame others when we lost to Dortmund even though this time I had two good reasons to say something.

“But I congratulated Jurgen Klopp on reaching the final. I never laugh at anyone, even when we win.”

Bayern felt they should have had a penalty in the second half of the cup clash when Marcel Schmelzer handled in the area and they were further aggrieved in extra-time when Mitchell Langerak appeared to upend Robert Lewandowski in the area.