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Flick explains decision to leave Hummels out of his squad

By Rune Gjerulff

Mats Hummels is not part of Germany's squad for the upcoming games against Romania and North Macedonia. Germany coach Hansi Flick has now explained why.

Mats Hummels.
Mats Hummels.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Germany coach Hansi Flick has explained why Mats Hummels isn't part of his squad to face Romania and North Macedonia this month.




The 32-year-old Borussia Dortmund centre-back only recently made his return from an injury and will now be given some time to get back to full fitness.

"We all know the quality Mats has when he is one 100 percent fit," said Flick in a video released by the German Football Association (DFB).

"I spoke to Mats on the phone. We decided together that he will be given some time to take the next step towards getting back to 100 percent."

The fact that Hummels hasn't been included this time doesn't mean that he has played his last game for the national team, underlined Flick.

"I've known Mats for a long time. I know what he can give to a team. When he is top fit, he is an asset to any team," the Germany coach told DPA.


Germany
(4-2-3-1)
22Marc-André ter Stegen
18Jonas Hofmann ↩85
15Niklas Süle
2Antonio Rüdiger
5Thilo Kehrer
8Leon Goretzka
6Joshua Kimmich (C)
10Serge Gnabry
11Marco Reus ↩67
19Leroy Sané ↩89
9Timo Werner ↩67
Bench
12Bernd Leno
13Thomas Müller ↪67
20Karim Adeyemi ↪89
3Nico Schlotterbeck
4Matthias Ginter
16Lukas Klostermann ↪85
21David Raum
7Kai Havertz ↪67
14Jamal Musiala
17Florian Neuhaus
23Florian Wirtz
Romania
(5-4-1)
1Florin Niţă
2Andrei Ratiu
17Adrián Rus
6Vlad Chiricheș (C)
15Andrei Burcă ↩50
3Alin Toșca
14Ianis Hagi ↩60
18Răzvan Marin
23Nicolae Stanciu ↩82
22Valentin Mihăilă ↩60
9George Puşcaş ↩82
Bench
12Andrei Vlad
16Mihai Aioani
7Andrei Ivan ↪60
13Claudiu Keșerü
4Cristian Manea ↪50
5Alexandru Albu ↪82
8Alexandru Cicâldău
10Alexandru Maxim ↪60
11Nicușor Bancu
19Andrei Cordea
20Alexandru Mitriță ↪82
21Olimpiu Moruţan

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