Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund fires shots at Premier League clubs amid European setbacks

In a recent turn of events, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund advanced in European competitions, prompting Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels to humorously mock the English Premier League for its recent struggles.

Mat Hummels Takes A Dig At Premier League
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On Wednesday, Bayern Munich, where Hummels previously played, eliminated Arsenal from the competition with a 1-0 victory at the Allianz Arena, securing a 3-2 aggregate win. Simultaneously, Dortmund defeated Atletico to advance to the semi-finals. Following these results, the German international took a playful jab at the English Premier League, flipping the ‘Farmer’s League’ stereotype typically aimed at the Bundesliga by English fans by saying, “Good harvesting this week my fellow farmers.”

In recent seasons, Premier League teams have excelled in European competitions, with Manchester City claiming the Champions League title last season, Liverpool narrowly missing out in the previous year’s final, and Chelsea winning the competition in 2021. However, 2024 has seen a reversal of fortunes, as all English clubs have been eliminated from both the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League. In contrast, three German clubs have progressed to the semi-finals of these tournaments. Aston Villa, as Europa Conference League semi-finalists, stand as the sole representatives of the Premier League in Europe.

Hummels’ remark, “Good harvesting this week my fellow farmers,” playfully turns the farmer’s league stereotype back on his English rivals.

Looking ahead, Dortmund faces a tough challenge in the Champions League semi-finals against PSG, aiming for their first final appearance since the 2012/13 season under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership. With Bayer Leverkusen already securing the league title, both Dortmund and their rivals Bayern Munich will be targeting European glory as their primary objective.

Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels

Defender

GermanyGermany

Age: 36

191 cm

92 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 25 9 Missed
Minutes 1583 63.3 Avg
Goals 3 0.1 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 6 0.2 Avg
Passes 1400 56.078.9% AvgSucc
Yellow 4 0.2 Avg
Red 1 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 22 times for 1351 minutes for Bundesliga.

Mats Hummels scored 3 goals for Borussia Dortmund. He procured no assists. He received 4 yellow cards and 1 red card.

His team is currently 5th in Bundesliga. In the last match Borussia Dortmund won 4-2 against Atlético Madrid. The next match in Bundesliga will be against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Borussia Dortmund performance and stats

Borussia Dortmund

Manager: Edin Terzic
Rank 5th
Win 17
Draw 9
Loss 7
Goals 64-43
Diff 21

Borussia Dortmund is currently 5th in the Bundesliga with 56 points.

In the last 29 games, it has won 16 times, drawn 8 times, and lost 5 times. In its last match, Borussia Dortmund won 1-2 against Borussia Mönchengladbach.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 57 goals and conceding 34.​

Borussia Dortmund will play the next match in Bundesliga against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Sunday 21st of April in Dortmund. The prediction is Borussia Dortmund or Bayer 04 Leverkusen winning the match.​