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Mats Hummels knows Germany must band together to defeat Portugal

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It won’t be easy, but Mats Hummels thinks he knows how Germany can get past Portugal.

France v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F Photo by Alex Grimm - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich standout and current Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels was at the center of Germany’s 1-0 loss to France as his own goal accounted for the only tally of the match.

Put in an impossible situation, Hummels just had a bit of bad luck when trying to make a play.

“During the game, three or four of my teammates came up to me and told me how difficult that ball was. On a really good day, I might get it cleared. But that was perhaps the most uncomfortable ball for a center-back,” Hummels said as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia)

While it was unlucky and unfortunate, it is in the past and Hummels is ready to move on to Germany’s next test: Portugal. Everyone knows it won’t be easy, but Hummels thinks he knows how Germany can pull out three points.

“We have to stop Portugal together. We have this spirit in every single training session, we fight until the last second. Portugal have many good attacking players. In 2014, Ronaldo was still the focal point of their attack. Now they have an abundance of great players,” said Hummels. “We want to make a good appearance again against Portugal, like in 2012 and 2014.”