Manchester - FC Bayern München suffered a rare frustrating evening of football on Tuesday, as the Bundesliga leaders slumped to an undeserved 3-2 loss at Manchester City FC on Matchday 5 in the UEFA Champions League.

With top spot in Group E already secured before the game, however, and having dominated the English champions despite being a man down for most of the match, there were nevertheless still plenty of positives to be taken from the defeat.

It was therefore no surprise to see left-sided specialist Juan Bernat in positive spirits when speaking to after the final whistle, as he reflected on Bayern’s first loss in the current Champions League campaign. Juan Bernat, how do you feel about tonight’s defeat? Do you think Bayern should have won?

Bernat: I certainly do. Despite us conceding the first goal and being a man down for most of the encounter we still played really well. It clearly wasn’t the right result looking at the balance of play but somehow we let our lead slip and lost the game. It actually looked like Bayern were close to perfection tonight…

Bernat: Indeed, we were dominant in every area, created the better chances and enjoyed more possession. In short, we dictated the match. There were of course a few occasions when we were put under pressure, but I’d say that's to be expected when you’re a man down. So you have no regrets about tonight’s game, knowing you’d already qualified for the last 16?

Bernat: There were still lots of positives to take from it and I’m sure we will learn from this game. In the Champions League you play against the very best sides in Europe, which is never easy. Was it difficult keeping your focus knowing you didn’t need the points?

Bernat: It certainly wasn’t easy. But we want to win every game, and it was no different here in Manchester. It’s a shame we didn’t manage to get the victory this time round. Do you fear the defeat could have an impact on the team?

Bernat: No, I don’t believe so. We’re on a run in the Bundesliga and we’re in really good form actually. We have a difficult task to look forward to away to Hertha Berlin next weekend of course. They’re a side that play aggressive football. You’re the only player alongside keeper Manuel Neuer to have featured in all 19 of Bayern’s competitive games so far this season. Do you never tire?

Bernat: (Laughing) No, I’m alright. I’m actually over the moon to be given so much playing time by the coach, and I hope that won’t change. I’m very satisfied with how things have been and I want to keep developing as a player.

Juan Bernat was speaking to Michael Reis