Centre-back Mats Hummels has returned back to Borussia Dortmund recently and could be on his way to another return in the near future.
In an interview with Kicker, the World Cup winner revealed he is still open to playing for his country if he was given the opportunity.
Hummels, along with then Bayern Munich team-mates Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller, was given the news by Joachim Low earlier this year that he was not going to be called up to the national team going forward.
However, Hummels appears to have no hard feelings towards manager Joachim Low as he remains open to a call-up in the future.
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For now, the 30-year-old centre-back is not giving the possibility too much thought.
“If I’m allowed to put on the Germany shirt again at some point, I would not resist it,” he told Kicker.
“I do not have that option at the moment and will use the international break for other purposes. But I’ll be playing for a few more years, so let’s just see what happens.”
The robust defender made a move back to his former club Borussia Dortmund during the summer transfer window in a reported €38 million transfer move from Bayern, where he had won three Bundesliga titles in three seasons.
Dortmund were champions twice previously with Hummels in the side, but he admits there is a mentality he hopes to bring back to BVB that might have been missing as they collapsed in the 2018-19 title race.
Leider kann ich heute nicht mitspielen. Kurzfristig habe ich im Training Beschwerden bekommen und wir waren alle der Meinung Vernunft walten zu lassen trotz der Bedeutung des Spiels insbesondere für mich.
Ich freu mich auf mein „Debüt“ dann hoffentlich in der nächsten Woche 🙌🏻
— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) August 3, 2019
“It has to be acknowledged that the winning mentality in Munich is not the worst, as can be seen for more than 40 years,” he said.
“However different the cultures of the clubs are, it must be my goal to bring this attitude even more in Dortmund now.”