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Marco Reus wants Mats Hummels back with Germany, Jogi Löw not interested

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Reus would love to have Hummels back in the fray, but Joachim Löw doesn’t want to think about that right now.

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Ahead of Germany’s upcoming pair of international matches against Argentine (friendly) and Estonia (Euro 2020 qualifier), Marco Reus has said that he would always welcome the return of Borussia Dortmund teammates Mats Hummels to the national team. Per kicker, Reus would love to see the defender back in the fold for Germany, but recognized that it’s not his decision to make:

Of course he is always welcome on account of his performance. He would make any team stronger. But I’m unfortunately not in the position to decide that.

Fellow Dortmund teammate Julian Brandt also said that he would welcome back the leader-type presence of Hummels in the national team squad:

[He is] playing very well. I think that he basically has the level to be a leader on the national team and to help the team.

But Brandt likewise is not “involved in the details” of the team.

Hummels, of course, would always be an option for Löw, especially if injuries plague some of the younger defenders in the squad. Still, though, a return for Hummels is something Löw doesn’t want to think about right now. Löw responded,

I have not thought about him now. I said a few weeks ago that we want to go our way with the young players. There is no reason for calling up Mats now.

Hummels, of course, was abruptly cut from the team in March along with then teammates Thomas Müller and Jerome Boateng.df