Mats Hummels has said that he is delighted to have earned a call-up to the Germany squad, more than two years after his last appearance for his country.
It has been an excellent start to the season for Mats Hummels, who has rolled back the years with his performances and established himself as a key player for Borussia Dortmund once again. The veteran centre-back’s excellent performances for BVB also helped him earn a recall to the Germany squad earlier this week.
Hummels has been named in the Germany squad for their upcoming friendly matches against the United States and Mexico. And he could make his first appearance for the national team since the European Championship in 2021.
The 34 year old spoke about his delight at the call-up following Borussia Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Union Berlin on Saturday. Hummels said that returning to the national team was a big goal for him, and he now wants to play his part in helping Germany return to the top.
"“I’m very happy to be back. Everyone knew – even though I didn’t talk about it publicly – what a great goal it was for me to be back in the national team,” Hummels told Sky Sport. “I love playing for my country – what can I say? It’s the greatest honour in football.”“I want us to be successful and I want us to win. I want the Germany national team to be what it was many years ago: one of the best in the world, and I believe the team is good enough to do that.”"
The Germany national team has endured a difficult few months, and parted ways with Hansi Flick in September. Julian Nagelsmann has since been appointed head coach, and will lead Germany to the European Championship on home soil next year.
Mats Hummels will certainly hope to be a part of the Germany squad for the Euros next summer. And if he continues to perform at the level he has in recent months, he will have a great chance of doing exactly that.