Mats Hummels Harsh Comments For Borussia Dortmund A Given


To think that Borussia Dortmund were a club lead by a manager who stems from the same crop of character as Diego Simone, Jurgen Klopp, a man who paved the way to the Champions League final in 2013 seems like a bitter reverie in today’s situation. The club now sit, going into the winter break after a 2-1 loss to Werder Bremen, at 15th place– a spot which puts them arms length into the relegation zone in the Bundesliga.

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The success story of the club and it’s tear of losses to it’s great rival and much greater powerhouse, Bayern Munich has been a destructive story. The losses in home grown, Mario Gotze and his brilliant partnership with Marco Reus used to be the most enviable weapon Dortmund acquired.

This is until of course Robert Lewandoski would fly off their creativity and tenacity and rip apart any opponent in front of him. These were the days of underdog glory, now Klopp’s men have nothing but a handful of domestic issues and a black and white campaign with sees them succeeding extensively in Europe.

Defender Mats Hummels, the influential World Cup winner and now heavy Manchester United target has spoken on the losses. His words are harsh, but strikingly true; do they enforce a greater risk of his departure?

"“We’ve managed pretty well at home in recent weeks, but not at all away. It’s pretty astonishing that we are so pathetic.”"

As reported by the Mirror UK.

It is fair to say his words are somewhat of an understatement, as the clubs lack of firepower in Germany has been on the decline for longer than one season. The disappointing part comes from the idea that as the decline becomes worse, Dortmund’s loyal players will lose their patience. Marco Reus, the final installment to Dortmund’s famous three (Reus, Gotze, Lewandoski), is one of Europe’s most coveted young stars.

Along with Hummels, their value could be met in greater terms if the two decide to depart with the crumbled club. Ciro Immobile, the Torino wizard, but subdued front man for Dortmund had huge shoes to fill in taking on the place of absent Robert Lewandoski. His Bundesliga goals appear to be less than his goals in Europe, which further extenuates the odd shift in power Dortmund have from domestic to European. In 4 Champions League appearances the Italian has 4 goals versus his 7 appearances in the Bundesliga which secured him 3 goals.

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Although his finishing is outstanding, it is not enough to carry the club forward. In some ways it seems inevitable that Dortmund’s decline could only get worse by losing those who mean the most on value to their style and danger factors– but for the club, domestic success stands greater than Champions League glory because of the long term consequences from relegation.

The financial blots an of course, the potential loss of even more players who seek European royalty. Hummels comments could seem crude, but it’s because his standards are high, as they should be.