Dortmund are not unbeatable, says Neuer

Bayern Munich remains confident it can catch Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund in the second half of the 2018-19 campaign.

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.   -  Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund may have enjoyed a strong start to the 2018-19 season but Manuel Neuer has not ruled out Bayern Munich catching the Bundesliga leader.

Dortmund holds a six-point advantage at the top of the table having won 14 of its 18 matches, losing just one.

In contrast Bayern has struggled for consistency at times, enduring tough spells in September and November – the latter including a 3-2 defeat to Dortmund.

However, the six-time defending champion is on a run of six successive wins either side of the mid-season break to keep the pressure on Lucien Favre's leaders.

And Neuer believes Bayern can still catch Dortmund as it prepares for its first home match of 2019 against Stuttgart on Sunday.

"Dortmund are not unbeatable you know," he told reporters at an Audi event.

"I think we saw weaknesses in the first half of the season, they did not leave many points behind, but on one occasion or another it was very close."

Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge agrees with Neuer's assessment given the quality head coach Niko Kovac has at his disposal.

"We are not the hunted but the hunter," he said. "Let's just wait and see what happens.

"Dortmund has a good team, but we have not got a bad one!"