Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels has distracted talk of a move to Manchester United, saying he is fully focused on improving with the Bundesliga side.
Dortmund have suffered a dismal season so far which once them saw them occupy bottom spot but the club have recently been on a training camp in La Manga, which is said to have spurred them on to improve on the first half of the season.
And, one player keen to do that is Man United target Mats Hummels, who has distracted such interest from Louis van Gaal’s side in order to concentrate on what deems to be a ‘very important’ few weeks for the Bundesliga side.
“I’m in a much better shape than in the first half of the season,” the 26-year-old told the club website. “In the 90 minutes [in the friendly] against Utrecht I felt, despite the tough training sessions before, in top shape.
“I felt better than in any of the games in the first half of the season and that’s an important step.
“However, it’s no guarantee that I will play the way I expect myself to play, but it’s a good basis to start from.”
Jurgen Klopp’s side return to action next week following the winter break and Hummels has talked about their chances of reaching a Champions League place, currently sitting 12 points off fourth place.
“We definitely still have to work on some things, but we also had a tough week with two games”, he said.
“We will be much fitter when we face Leverkusen next week. We were a bit better against Utrecht, but I’m confident that we will play much better next Saturday.”