Dortmund season metaphor: Hummels was left forgotten

In Dortmund, they don't seem to be with their heads where they need to be. Normal. The borusser box stands fifth in the Bundesliga to a total of seven points with respect to Eintracht Frankfurt in the fourth position that gives permission to play the Champions League. With only seven days to go, everything points to the BVB, except for surprise, staying out of the continent's top competition for the first time since 2015. It's the only thing they think about at Signal Iduna Park. So much so that they even forget their players when they play away from home.

This is what happened in mid-March at the end of the Bundesliga clash in Cologne. Those of Edin Terzic did not go from a draw to two, they quickly got on the bus and they headed back to Dortmund. Inside the vehicle, no one noticed a player was missing. Mats Hummels himself, vice-captain of the bees, stayed talking inside the Colonia stadium and no one noticed that he was not in the coach when it started. In this way, the former German international had to return to Dortmund. in a separate car with club employees.

“This setback is a metaphor for the season the team is playing“Bild wrote about it. Hummels did not seem to be affected too much. The center-back scored a goal last Saturday against Frankfurt, but could not avoid being defeated 1-2 by his main competitor for the Champions League.”I always defended our players, but not anymore“were the words of CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke after the crash. The only good thing: The game against Eintracht was played in Dortmund, so this time all the players went home in their private cars.