Mats Hummels had to watch the DFL Supercup from the stands at Signal Iduna Park last weekend. While it would’ve been a momentous occasion to square off against his former Bayern Munich teammates as a member of Borussia Dortmund once again, the center-back was ruled out of the affair with some slight muscular problems.
Fellow new signees Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard were also unavailable due to respective injury problems. It was more or less precautionary from Dortmund’s perspective to leave him out of the squad for the match, but the towering center-back took to social media to express his disappointment to not be involved against his former club and teammates:
Leider kann ich heute nicht mitspielen. Kurzfristig habe ich im Training Beschwerden bekommen und wir waren alle der Meinung Vernunft walten zu lassen trotz der Bedeutung des Spiels insbesondere für mich.— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) August 3, 2019
Ich freu mich auf mein „Debüt“ dann hoffentlich in der nächsten Woche
Unfortunately I can not play today. In the short term, I received complaints in training and we were all of the opinion reason despite the importance of the game especially for me. I’m looking forward to my “debut” then hopefully next week
Hummels will now have to wait until this Friday to make his (new) competitive debut for Dortmund in the first round of the DFB-Pokal against KFC Uerdingen 05 at the E-Spirit Arena in Düsseldorf.
Per a new report by Az, Hummels paid a visit to the Bayern dressing room to speak with his now ex-teammates after the match and the trophy presentation. It’s not exactly specified what Hummels said, but judging by the kind words from most of the players in the Bayern squad following his departure to Dortmund earlier this summer, it was all well and kind-hearted. Surely, Hummels could’ve also used the opportunity to fire some witty banter at his former teammates having watched his new side win 2-0, but that’s up to one’s own imagination since there’s no confirming what was discussed when he paid the visit.
The Az report also noted the fact that Hummels received a very warm reception from both sets of fans at the Signal Iduna Park during the official player announcements during the trophy presentation read by stadium announcer Norbert Dickel, also known as “Nobby.”
Not for nothing, either, but Hummels has been known to make some really ambitious fashion decisions as he was dressed to the nines once again on Saturday. Bavarian Fashion Works will genuinely miss Hummels and his wardrobe decisions:
What a game that must have been to watch for Mats Hummels pic.twitter.com/aZPtnhOVv5— Goal News (@GoalNews) August 3, 2019