Mats Hummels lauds Borussia Dortmund teammates for big game performances in the Champions League

Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels attended the club’s pre match press conference alongside Edin Terzić in the lead up to the second leg of Dortmund’s semi final clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

Ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s semi-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain, veteran Germany and Dortmund defender Mats Hummels joined Edin Terzič in discussing topics related to the upcoming match as well as the club’s performances to get to this point. Hummels has been one of the club’s standout performers in this Champions League run, but he attributed much of the team’s success to the collective effort they have put in over the course of the season:

" In these matches, not only myself, but the whole team, have been fully present this season. That has made it easier for me."

Mats Hummels

Hummels and Dortmund as a whole have been much stronger in the Champions League than they have in the Bundesliga, and their proximity to a potential final shows it. The goal, according to Hummels is to make it to Wembley and face whichever opponents awaits them:

"We want to reach the final, of course. We don't care who we would face there. But it will certainly be a big opponent. Both (Real Madrid and Bayern Munich) are probably the most successful teams of the last 20 years."

Mats Hummels

There is massive potential for an all-German final; an identical repeat of the 2012/13 final where Dortmund were beaten by Bayern 2-1. Whether Hummels says it or not, it would be a very exciting crescendo for a very storied career. Hummels was also very open about his future, stating that the decision about whether he will continue his career or not will be made “very late”:

"I want to decide that very late, and the club is also okay with that. It's important that I pay attention to my body and whether it can be reconciled with my little boy."

Mats Hummels


Whether Hummels decides to continue or not will be very important for how Dortmund’s planning for the summer will shape up, but if he does decide to hang up his boots, he has the chance to go off into the sunset on a very high note and add a very big trophy he has yet to win to his already decorated legacy. Dortmund will surely need yet another big performance from him to make it a reality.