I came into the game, played a little confused – and then I leave the field too soon.
Mats Hummels experienced returning to the old work area on Saturday night to forget. For one, Bayern lost in spite of the strongest season of 2: 3 (1: 0) in the league of Borussia Dortmund. For the second, because Hummels would not play better.
"I am sick today," said a 29-year-old who explained the reason for his replacement at 65 minutes when he headed for Niklas Süle. (All results at a glance)
Already on Friday, the central defender was "slightly" caught on health, on Saturday "right then," as Hummels said, "I have to try it in such a game, of course, necessarily the first, the game, the second, for me personally."
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Humming teeth, however, would almost come back – for him personally for Bayern.
10 minutes: Hummels is the last man to relentlessly throw the ball into the middle. Dortmund's number comes through the free final score of Marco Reusa, Manuel Neuer, but it is suppressed.
59 minutes: Hummels again loses the ball on the central line without protection. Sancho pressed the accelerator, Hummels does not come after that. Englishman Paco Alcacer, Jerome Boateng, but at the last moment he left.
Niko Kovac knew
"You've seen two scenes that my head was not there, otherwise it really did not happen to me since 2010. That's why I said after another time that it makes no sense," Hummels said, self-critical. "The first two times I was lucky that no goal was thrown out of him."
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Did Niko Kovac know about the health of his defender? Yes, Hummels has resolutely responded. "The coaches knew, of course, that I was angry because I did not say in half time that I came out, that was all stupid and blurry," Hummels described.
And what does Niko Kovac say? "He said that half of our doctors gave us a cure, everything was fine, so I sent him back. He said he would not work, I would have to take him in half."
Curious: Niklas Süle was sitting on the bench – healthy and resting because he did not play against Athens on Wednesday. Süle's replacement for 20 minutes after restart was a cold start. Two minutes later, substitute Hummela acted passively against Marco Reus, who scored 2-2 (67). Alcacer later scored 3-2 (73 minutes). (Table Bundesliga)
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the skyProfessional Lothar Matthäus has clearly criticized Hummel's role: "In this game you need an eleven warrior who fights physically in perfect condition, you would have the same substitution on the bench with Sule, maybe with less experience, but he is also a German national player, this decision is not necessarily understood. "
ZDFExpert Oliver Kahn has criticized Hummels' disease after a game that was ever discussed. "You have to ask yourself: what is happening in the players?" Said former Bayern goalkeeper Current sports studio: "As a player, I do not have to stop and say I'm sick or something, it just does not interest anyone."
What he is interested in anyway: Before the international break, Dortmund has now developed seven points at Bayern.
Hummels, however, sees the championship struggle yet to be decided, instead of attracting a positive out of the old place of action – in spite of personal use for her evening: "We have to do business and build on the first and second half of the next few weeks."