Bayern's center-back ran sick in Dortmund

Mats Hummels ran at the top match in Dortmund on Saturday night with a "heavier cold" on. That told Bayern Munich's center-back after the game – and was annoyed that he had not stayed in the cabin for a break. Niko Kovac said he had asked the national player if he was sure he could go on.

Niklas Süle comes for Mats Hummels

The 65th minute in Dortmund: Niklas Süle (l.) Comes for Mats Hummels – who had previously made two blatant mistakes.

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"I got sick today," Hummels said right after the final whistle in the "Sky" interview: "It all took a little bit longer than it normally does, twice blatantly when I last hit the ball Man lose. "

In the tenth minute, a Hummels lost the ball in the 0-0 build-up to a great chance of Marco Reus. At the score of 2: 1 for Bayern, the German international was then the last man of Jadon Sancho to chase the ball, which made him look quite old in the following sprint and took him several meters. Lucky for the FCB that Alcacer awarded from a few meters (62).

"I usually think that I quickly think that I have an overview of the situation, and that was not the case twice today, twice completely, very badly," Hummels said self-critically: "After the situation (with Sancho, d.Red.) I said then ok, so it is too risky that I am under such a thing again and then went out.

"I'm annoyed that I did not say at the latest at half-time, it makes no sense. When everything is so dull and blurry in the head, playing at such a high level is difficult to implement."Mats Hummels

Should he have even played? "That was such a fifty-fifty thing," Hummels said. For him – who played for BVB for eight years – it would of course be hard to let this game go because of a cold. The coaching team had been informed, of course, and he said at half-time again. "But I'm annoyed that I did not say at the latest at halftime, it makes no sense, if everything is a bit dull and blurry in the head, just a game at such a high level is difficult to implement."

Kovac: "I asked him: are you sure you can play?"

Bayern coach Kovac reported at the press conference after the game, Hummels had received a drug during the break and it was said that everything was ok: "I also asked him at half time: Are you sure that you can play?" Kovac said, "He said yes, that's why we sent him back to the court." Niklas Süle, who had already warmed up at halftime, therefore initially sat down again on the bench.

Also Süle then belonged to the Bayern players, however, who was overtaxed by the pace of the Dortmund offensive in the second half. Two minutes after he came into play for Hummels, Reus equalized to make it 2-2 (67 '), and Bayern's winner was Alcacer in the 73rd minute. "That can not happen", was also Kovac: "BVB have very fast players who go in depth, we should have been more compact."


Bundesliga, 2018/19, 11th round

Borussia Dortmund – Bayern Munich 3: 2

Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich 3: 2

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Sebastian Kehl and Hasan Salihamidzic before the match.

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