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Mats Hummels still hopes for Germany return: “It isn’t over yet”

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Defender Mats Hummels believes “everything is possible” in regards to a return to the German national team as he still has a good few years left in him.

Die Mannschaft boss Joachim Low recently informed Hummels along with his Bayern Munich teammates Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller that they were no longer apart of his plans for the national team.

Due to all three players now being in their thirties, Low decided to call time on their international careers in favour of giving youngsters more opportunities ahead of EURO 2020.

This undoubtedly came in light of Germany’s dreadful run of results in 2018, which saw them win just four of their 13 games and suffer their first World Cup group stage exit in 80 years.

The trio’s omission from international duty has naturally been a big talking point in Germany with Bayern president Uli Hoeness announcing earlier this week he plans to confront Low over ditching his stars.

But Hummels remains hopeful that he, Boateng and Muller will get another crack at international football for Germany.

“It isn’t over yet. We’ll all three play for a few more years at the highest level,” Hummels told Sky.

“We’ll see what happens in regard to this. Maybe there will be injury problems at some point. Maybe we are still good enough when the European Championship is around the corner. Everything is possible.”

After debuting for Germany in a 3-0 friendly win over Malta in June 2010, Hummels managed to contribute towards 10 goals in his 70 appearances at international level.

The 30-year-old defender also played a key role in Germany’s 2014 World Cup victory at Brazil.

As for Low, he is set to announce his squad for the upcoming international break this month on Friday.

Germany will take on Serbia in a friendly on March 20 at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg before travelling to the Netherlands for a EURO 2020 qualifier in Group C.

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 19: Mats Hummels of Germany looks dejected during the UEFA Nations League A group one match between Germany and Netherlands at Veltins-Arena on November 19, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)