Borussia Dortmund have made a disappointing start to the 2014-15 Bundesliga season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were expected to challenge Bayern Munich for the league title this season, but things are not going according to plan at the moment.
Heading into the two-week international break, Dortmund find themselves down in 13th in the Bundesliga table with seven points from as many matches. Klopp’s team are 10 points behind leaders Bayern Munich and just two points the relegation zone.
It has been a really bad start for Dortmund, but Mats Hummels has assured the fans that he and his teammates are doing everything they can to return to winning ways.
The Germany international defender took to social networking site Twitter on Monday to insist that Dortmund will bounce back.
Bad start in the league is a fact now. Not the first time we experience that. We'll show a reaction. We always did when having a rough time.— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) October 6, 2014
Hummels was made the Dortmund captain in the summer, and he seems to be playing his role perfectly.
Instead of hiding and not speaking in public, the 25-year-old central defender, who was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window, is taking the responsibility of making the fans retain their belief in the team.
Hummels is reportedly a long-term United target. The centre-back, who has only recently recovered from his injury problems, is one of the best players in his position in the world, and there are suggestions that the Premier League giants could make a move for him next summer.
If United do make a move for Hummels, then they can rest assured that they will get a player who can lead from the back and face the fans with his head held high.