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Mario Basler gives a harsh verdict on Mats Hummels



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A harsh judgment is made about Mats Hummels. Lothar Matthäus continues to believe that Borussia Dortmund can win the championship and Hansi Flick holds Julian Brandt accountable. All news and rumors about BVB at a glance.

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BVB, News: Basler shoots against Mats Hummels

Mario Basler made a harsh judgment about Mats Hummels. The time of the central defender from Borussia Dortmund is “sometime limited in the international games, you have to say that very clearly. That’s not a bad boy, but it’s not enough for the big games internationally anymore,” he said in his podcast “Basler ballert”.

Although it will be enough for the Bundesliga “certainly for a year or two, but the playing time at Borussia Dortmund is becoming less and less. With (Nico) Schlotterbeck and (Niklas) Süle, two central defenders are set,” added Basler.

Hummels had no place in the starting eleven before he got another chance from the start in the Revierderby against Schalke 04 (2-2). The 34-year-old had been able to convince in Gelsenkirchen, but Basler was still missing something.

“You don’t have a real leader there, who runs away from the front, who pushes the team, who really puts his foot down there. It’s just missing in these big, important games and crucial games. There’s an Emre Can. I’m not a big friend of him, but I applaud his attitude. But one alone isn’t enough,” explained the former Bayern Munich player.

BVB shouldn’t have any further mishaps in the final spurt of the season. Especially since it cannot be ruled out “that Bayern will leave something behind before the big bang comes on April 1st. Of course Dortmund now has more pressure. Dortmund must deliver now and can no longer afford to slip up, because then Bayern is already four or five points away”.

BVB, News: Matthäus agrees with Edin Terzic

Lothar Matthäus agreed with coach Edin Terzic that BVB must remain humble in the championship fight.

“Then the price usually comes of its own accord. This team has the quality, strength and footballing talent without end,” wrote the record national player in his skycolumn and emphasized: “They can continue to be German champions. They can be proud of that.”

The 2-2 draw at Schalke was “not the end of the world,” said Matthäus: “They just have to find their way back to the old ease and, above all, playfully, combatively and in terms of attitude return to where they were in the weeks before.”

In the past few weeks, the players have “reached their limits, accepted the duels mercilessly and mostly won,” explained Matthäus: “They didn’t win every game brilliantly and brilliantly, but sometimes narrowly and a bit lucky. But that’s what they got – honestly – well deserved.”

BVB, News: Flick takes Julian Brandt to task

National coach Hansi Flick expects Julian Brandt to show his good performances for Borussia Dortmund this season with the German national team in the future.

“There are some players who have been with us for a long time and I want to see the next step from them. More responsibility. Julian Brandt is an example of this,” said Flick in an interview with the table football.

Brandt has nine goals and five assists after 32 appearances this season. However, the 26-year-old may not be an option for the upcoming international break, as he tore a muscle fiber a few minutes into the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.

“We would have liked to see him because I think he developed really well and was in excellent form,” said Flick, who was even in the stadium that day.

Borussia Dortmund: The next three games of BVB

date and venue Opponent
Sat, March 18, 5:30 p.m. (Signal Iduna Park) 1. FC Cologne (Bundesliga)
Sat., April 1, 6.30 p.m. (Allianz Arena) FC Bayern (Bundesliga)
Wed., April 5th 8.45 p.m. (Red Bull Arena) RB Leipzig (DFB Cup)