Mats Hummels back to Borussia Dortmund: class against reservations
For the layman, it is difficult to understand when Borussia Dortmund, a football-listed football company, has to publish an "ad-hoc release". She did so on April 28, 2016, when she reported on "rumors about BVB player Mats Julian Hummels". A good three years later, the limited partnership on shares (KGaA) renounced the middle name and a message to the stock market. However, she said on many other channels that Mats Hummels will find his way back from FC Bayern if he passes the medical checkup.
Thomas Treß, managing director of the KGaA, and expert of the club in financial and stock exchange affairs, explained to the layman simply times that a publication obligation also has to do with the surprise factor of a message. In this respect could be waived confidently on an "ad-hoc release", because for days it was said that Mats Hummels will play again for the club, with which he was two times German champion between 2008 and 2016 and reached the final of the Champions League ,
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The analyzes and comments on the quite spectacular recall were long ago published or at least written. This should have been synonymous for the comment on the important fanzine schwatzgelb.de, which is so overwritten: "The return of Mats Hummels is just wrong."
In the social networks in the days before also a lot of rejection had been read. Hummels was especially hard-hit to resent Mario Götze's move to FC Bayern 2013, but then - as captain of BVB - went the same way.
First appearance at the Supercup
Now they will soon play together again in the black and yellow jersey, ironically, the first competitive match for BVB is on 3 August in their own stadium - against FC Bayern Munich.
The Supercup reduces the defining duel of modern times in German football to a game of comparatively low value. The BVB, which he has spent offense as a goal, wants to be ahead in the championship. The chance was there in the past season, the analysis of those responsible showed that even a lack of experience in psychologically very demanding games to failure.
An investment in class and experience
BVB did not buy this experience with Nico Schulz (TSG Hoffenheim), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen) for a total of around 75 million euros. The good 30 million euros, which should be without possible bonuses for Hummels, are an investment in proven sporting class and just this experience. Hummels was in the second half of last season a major factor in the Munich catch-up.
Dortmund's young center-back Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Abdou Diallo, who was mostly used at the left end of the back four, weakened, however - sometimes questionable. Mats Hummels is said to be the one who stops less experienced players. A role that also Axel Witsel despite a very promising start in Dortmund, no longer satisfactorily filled.
The fact that the BVB committed him despite the known reservations of many fans, testifies to a confidence that should have missed the former international in Munich. Hummels was regarded as someone who was skeptical of coach Niko Kovac - and vice versa. What Lucien Favre thinks of his new chief of defense is not yet publicly known. Neither the coach nor managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke nor sporting director Michael Zorc are quoted in the message of BVB.
However, the strategy of how to get the critical to angry spirits among the fans of BVB on their side, but should already be worked out.