Manchester United target Mats Hummels has described Borussia Dortmund’s first half of the season as “rubbish,” saying there are no guarantees that his team will improve in the second half of the Bundesliga season. Jurgen Klopp’s men have picked up just 15 points from their first 17 games -- with just four total points from away games -- leaving the former German champion in the relegation zone at the winter break.
"We're trying to get our heads round this. In the last few weeks we've been okay and at home we seem to have turned a corner, but away from home, it's been anything but," the BVB defender and World Cup winner said. "It's quite unbelievable how rubbish we've been away from home."
Hummels, 26, noted that most of Dortmund’s first team players have been struggling with injuries. "Nearly every single player was fighting injuries in the first half of the season," he said. "We need to make use of the winter preparation. And it would be an interesting experience, also for me, to be pain free. I did not have that since the World Cup.”
He added: "We have been concerned for a number of weeks. And looking at our performances it's totally deserved we are down there (in 17th-place). There is no guarantee that things will get better."