With the aim of the championship BVB started in the Bundesliga season 2019/20. Despite the mixed start to the season, the black and yellow do not want to move away from this goal. Mats Hummels explains what has to get better with the Dortmunders. In addition, the center-back speaks about his first title with Borussia, Jürgen Klopp and the currently best player in the league.
So far, the season of BVB is an "up and down," said Hummels in an interview with "bundesliga.de ". The 0: 4 in Munich had the impression "of course marred", added the center-back, who still says: "In principle, one must say that the weeks before were okay to good."
To make it to the title, the team has to be much better "especially away from home – if we continue to play like that, then we will not be champions." Hummels warned.
Detailed the 30-year-old said that his team "with everything against it, if it does not work," and more in battles against it. As soon as four of the five players in this duel do not hold against, "you go under," Hummels is convinced.
Hummels on the first BVB championship: "goose bumps"
How to win a championship, knows Hummels only too well. Already in 2011 he sat down with the Dortmundern the Bundesliga crown. The memories of this first title are still present at the center-back.
"We realized early on that we were really good, that we were superior on the field against most opponents and that we were just footballing Hummels looked back on his first championship year
"The thought that it could really be enough for the title came in the second round after the first matchday, when we have the direct pursuer in Leverkusen played and won 3: 1. After this game, we thought for the first time that we were mature enough to do that, "recalled the 30-year-old.
The moment when it was clear that It would be enough for the BVB 2011, he would "never forget," said Hummels: "We have led against Nuremberg 2: 0 and just knew we did the thing I can not tell, without it directly tingles and I Get goosebumps. That was one of the most special moments of my career, that was complete ecstasy. "
Hummels on Klopp and the best player in the league
Hummels of this era did not just hang on to the first title but also the work under Jürgen Klopp. "The years under 'Kloppo' were of course great, successful, emotional," enthused the World Champion of 2014. However, it was also nice to get to know the work of other trainers, added the center-back.
When asked who is currently the best player in the Bundesliga, there can only be one answer for Hummels: "Currently Lewy is the best. I think there are hardly any other opinions. "But players like Jadon Sancho and Thiago Alcantara are also" incredibly talented. "Kai Havertz, Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry are also highly regarded by the former international.