Mats Hummels— An exclusive interview

Mats Julian Hummels, a German professional football player, currently plays for Bayern Munich and Germany national team as a central defender.

Hummels was born on 16 December 1988 at Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany. His father was a football coach so Hummels showed his talent when he was young. In 1995, his father was appointed as the coach of Bayern Munich’s youth academy and the six-year-old Hummels joined the club accordingly. On 19 December 2006, he signed a professional contract with Bayern Munich and made his Bundesliga debut in a match against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 19 May 2007.

In January 2008, Hummels was loaned to Borussia Dortmund. During the one-and-a-half year loan period, he improved quickly and became the main force in Dortmund. Hummels helped the club win Bundesliga in 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, DFB-Pokal in the 2011-12 season and DFL-Supercup in 2013 and 2014. His excellent performances earned him an official contract with the club for a fee of €4 million in February 2009.

On 10 May 2016, Bayern Munich announced officially that Hummels would rejoin them on 1 July 2016 with a five-year contract. After returning Bayern, the outstanding player has helped the club get the titles of DFL-Supercup and Bundesliga.

With respect to Germany national team, Hummels helped the squad win the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Like other footballers, Hummels also has a happy family. Besides, he is a kind-hearted man and donates 1% of his salary to a collective fund in order to support football organizations.

Recently, he accepted an interview and talked about his coach and the following games.

As a defender of both Bayern Munich and Germany national team, who is known for his outspokenness, Hummels bluntly said: “Klopp is not only my coach but also my friend. I feel warm and relaxed when I am with him. He is a coach who is willing to listen to players. Of course, Klopp and I disagree with each other sometimes like there are conflicts between the family members. We will quarrel but soon we get along well because we can understand each other. He will consider the idea you put forward and always be willing to listen to your suggestion whether he adopts it. He has his own judgment and persistence.”

If both Bayern and Liverpool win the quarterfinals, Hummels will meet his mentor Klopp at football fields. If Manchester United wins Sevilla, Hummels will meet Juan Mata in one game of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League. The friendship between them began last summer when Hummels went to Malawi. He said that he had tried his best to help the children and was impressed with that memory.

Hummels was impressed by Mata’s Common Goal Charity Fund program and joined it in January. He said: “I admire Mata very much as an individual or a player. So his Common Goal is very convincing. I want to be a part of it. It will be good that this project allows more footballers to join and makes everyone have a good impression on football and players. The project has progressed quite smoothly.”

This great player will wear the brand new and cheap football shirts to fight for another championship.

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