Hummels hits out at Dortmund jeers after Juventus defeat
The Germany defender was not impressed by the reaction of the home fans as they crashed out of the Champions League
Mats Hummels criticised the famed Borussia Dortmund crowd as the Bundesliga side’s Champions League hopes were emphatically ended by Juventus on Wednesday night.
The Bianconeri built on their 2-1 first-leg advantage with a 3-0 cruise at Signal Iduna Park, with Carlos Tevez setting them on their way early on before goals from Alvaro Morata and Tevez again sealed the victory.
The home crowd were less than impressed by the efforts of Jurgen Klopp’s men in the opening 45 minutes, and jeers accompanied the half-time whistle, something Hummels felt was unnecessary.
He made a ‘calm down’ gesture as he walked off and explained post-match: “I did not think the whistles were okay. It would have been okay at the end but not at half-time.”
The World Cup-winner admitted Dortmund had been poor and never recovered from falling behind in the third minute.
He added: “That was a shock, no doubt. Still, we got into our game and the first half was okay. But during the second we totally lost our performance.
"We had misunderstandings and lost every ball. Nothing worked any more. I have no idea why. We deserved to lose in the end, we were not on the same level as Juve.”
January signing Kevin Kampl blamed a lack of offensive punch for Dortmund’s exit. The Slovenian said: “In the end we opened up. Juve are so experienced and they took total advantage of that. They played extremely well during the second half.
“Our problem was that we didn’t create any chances. We were never able to get into dangerous places. We played okay until 20 metres from their goal but then looked for one more pass instead of shooting.
“I thought we did well in the first half, Juve did not have any chances, the goal aside. But we were bad offensively.”
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