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Mats Hummels reacts to Germany World Cup snub

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Mats Hummels has admitted that getting left out of Germany's World Cup squad is "one of the biggest disappointments" in his career.
Mats Hummels.
Mats Hummels.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0
Mats Hummels has expressed disappointment with Germany coach Hansi Flick's decision to leave him out of his World Cup squad.

"Unsurprisingly, this is one of the biggest disappointments in my career," stated Hummels in a Instagram post.

"I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the team at the World Cup and will use the time to respond to this experience with hard work, as I do every time."

Asked to explain his decision to snub the 33-year-old Dortmund centre-back, Flick said at a press conference today:

"Mats is fully fit and in excellent form. But within the coaching team, we decided for a younger player (Armel Bella Kotchap). The focus was more on the future.

"Of course he was disappointed. But he's a professional. I told him my opinion openly. We are still in touch and will continue to be so."

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