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Mats Hummels

25-Year-Old Defender     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Germany

Birthdate:  December 16, 1988    Birthplace:  Bergisch Gladbach, Germany    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  198 lbs    

October 19, 2014    Mats Hummels News

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Hummels was on the losing side and conceded two sloppy goals as Dortmund were defeated 2-1 Saturday by FC Köln.

There are only so many games that can be blamed on fitness, transfer speculation and World Cup hangovers. Hummels has been lacklustre and error prone since his return to the side and is a shadow of the player of last season. This time around he was at fault for the first goal, stepping out and missing the ball to let the opposition through and never looked confident throughout. With talented players like Neven Subotic waiting impatiently on the bench, Hummels needs to be a lot more solid or risk losing his place in the team.

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October 5, 2014

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Hummels failed to keep a clean sheet Saturday as Dortmund lost 1-0 to Hamburg.

A return to full fitness has been a slow process for Hummels. Although now managing to play the full 90 minutes of games, his overall performances looks rusty. His movement still isn't sharp enough and he was one of several players who had a torrid time dealing with Hamburg live-wire Nicolai Müller. Hummels did make a superb block to deny a glorious goal-scoring opportunity in the second half but visibly needs more game time and is likely to get that as Dortmund try to find form.

October 2, 2014

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Hummels was brought on as an 82nd minute substitute as Dortmund beat Anderlect 3-0 Wednesday in Champions League Group D.

Having started last weekend's disastrous derby defeat to Schalke, Hummels was relegated to the bench against Belgian opposition Anderlecht. He replaced Sven Bender in the 82nd minute and helped strengthen a Dortmund team who were already cruising to a 3-0 win. Is likely to have been left out of the starting line-up to ease the star defender slowly back into the season following injury and will battle it out with Neven Subotic and Sokratis Papastathopoulos for centre back starting berths at the weekend.

October 1, 2014

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Hummels said he is happy at Borussia Dortmund and is not interested in leaving the club amid speculation of a Manchester United transfer effort, according to the Daily Mail.

Hummels said he earns enough money at Dortmund and is happy at the club. He added that if he ever did consider leaving the club in the future, it would not be for monetary reasons.

September 27, 2014

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Hummels conceded two and was substituted after 80 minutes but put in an assured performance as Dortmund lost Saturday 2-1 to Schalke.

In his first start of the campaign, Hummels looked like his normal confident self. He was comfortable in possession and looked to go forward when he had the ball. He also lasted an impressive 80 minutes before fitness took its toll and Sokratis Papastathopoulos replaced him. Although he was involved in a defence that concede two early sloppy goals, little of the blame laid on his shoulders but he will need to command his team-mates much more effectively to avoid a repeat of the result in next week's Anderlect clash.

September 25, 2014

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Hummels came on as a 74th minute substitute after a lengthy absence as his Dortmund side rescued a 2-2 draw Wednesday against Stuttgart.

Dortmund's captain finally returned for a brief appearance in Wednesday night's game. Having been publicly critical of his team's defensive frailties earlier in the week, he and his team-mates will be relieved that he's back in action for the first time this season. Hummels looked comfortable, kept a clean sheet for the brief period he was on the pitch and in the upcoming matches will likely solidify a defence which has been conceding almost two goals a game in the league. He will surely be involved this weekend at Schalke although it may be too early for a start.

September 24, 2014

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Hummels will be involved for the first time this season against Stuttgart on Wednesday, Bild.de reports.

Following Dortmund's indifferent start to the season, the return of their captain will be a major boost. Hummels is yet to feature in this season's Bundesliga with Dortmund reluctant to throw him into action before fully fit. The return of their World Cup winner will certainly bring much needed solidity to a defense that has already conceded seven goals in the first four league games.

August 23, 2014

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Hummels was held out of Saturday's Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen due to a lack of match fitness, Bundesliga.com reports.

Hummels has been heavily linked to Manchester United this summer and any absence from Dortmund just adds fuel to the speculation fire.