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I don't need to play in Champions League to be happy: Mats Hummels

Matt Hummels speaks about how he doesn't really need to play in the Champions League to stay happy. He also spoke about how Dortmund's squad would look if they get relegated.

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News 20 Jan 2015, 18:03 IST
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Mats Hummels speaks about how Champions League football isn’t necessary for him

German international Matt Hummels has said that he doesn't need to feature in the Champions League to feel happy. The 26-year-old, who was a key part of Germany’s World Cup win 2014 in Brazil, was part of the side that lost to Bayern Munich in 2013 Champions League final at the Wembley Stadium in London.

"Fundamentally, I don't need to play Champions League to be happy. I don't [know] whether others see that differently," the Borussia Dortmund skipper told Die Welt.

Dortmund are currently placed at 17th position on the table and have lost almost all hopes of qualifying for the next season’s Champions League, but Hummels believes that the club wouldn't lose their entire squad if they don't make it to the tournament next year.

"Maybe we indeed lose players should we not qualify for Champions League, but what I can already tell you is that should we not lose 15 players at once, we'll still have a super team next season,” Hummels said.

When the centre-back was asked about the rumours of a possible move to Manchester United, he said that he didn‘t wish to comment on that topic.

"All those rumours are another issue I have never commented about. I've done that in the past, and I will continue to do so,” he said.?

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