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Loew: Hummels comments unproblematic

Germany coach Joachim Loew has brushed off remarks made by Mats Hummels after the defender spoke of his lack of faith in their defence.

Hummels told German magazine Focus he has more trust in his team-mates at Borussia Dortmund than at international level.

“With BVB, I know that one of my fellow defenders is always there to make amends when something goes wrong,” Hummels told Focus.

“I don’t have that assurance with the national team.”

Loew was quizzed on the defender’s comments, but insisted he had no problem with his words providing he continues to do as he is told for the national side.

“What Mats Hummels said isn’t problematic,” he said.

“The important thing is that the players do what the coach tells them on the pitch, both at their club and with the national teams. And that’s the case with Mats Hummels.”

Hummels has been angered by the quotes used from the interview, claiming they have been taken out of context and that he would never be so critical of Germany or his national coach.

“I am very disappointed that they (Focus) scrapped a crucial part of what I said,” he said.

“My comments get a completely different meaning this way. I never criticised Jogi Low’s or the national team’s playing style.”

Tue 29 January, 2013
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