In the summer – After the DFB rejection: BVB star Hummels is thinking about ending his career for three reasons GuardianMagazines

BVB star Mats Hummels will not be named to the DFB squad for the upcoming international matches by national coach Julian Nagelsmann. The 35-year-old’s chances of one last European Championship participation in his own country are decreasing significantly. Now the long-time national player is apparently planning to end his career.

The upcoming international matches in France and against them Netherlands Mats Hummels has to watch from home due to national coach Julian Nagelsmann not being taken into account.

While the 35-year-old’s chances of taking part in the 2024 European Championship have decreased significantly, there are apparently more and more signs of a farewell to Borussia Dortmund and professional football in general.

While a new contract offer from BVB is no longer a given according to information from “Bild”, possibly also due to a less than optimal relationship with coach Edin Terzic, according to the tabloid, the end of Hummels’ career in the summer is currently the most realistic future scenario.

Hummels is apparently planning to end his career in the summer – these are the reasons

According to “Bild”, there are several reasons for this. In the last few weeks, Hummels is said to have become more and more aware that his body will no longer be able to play at the top level for too long. On the one hand, because the lack of speed can be increasingly difficult to conceal. And on the other hand, because the high stress of playing in various competitions becomes increasingly difficult to cope with as you get older.

Against this background, Hummels does not want to miss the right time for the end of an undoubtedly great career, but instead wants to step down at a time when his own performance is still good.

And finally, son Ludwig will start school in Munich in September and will no longer be as flexible. In order to be able to spend more time with his son in the future, there is probably no alternative to moving to the Bavarian capital – and moving abroad in general or the USA in particular, which has been discussed repeatedly in recent months, is not really an option against this background.

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By Johannes Ketterl

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