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‘A dream for every teammate’: BVB star Hummels becomes emotional at the end of Marcel Schmelzer’s career

the last BundesligaThe day of the match will be in Borussia Dortmund A day of feelings: BVB says goodbye Athletic Director Michael Zorc And the left-back long ago Marcel Schmelzer by two club veterans. The imminent end of Schmelzer’s career, as former Borussia captain Zorc took over as the league’s chief defense Mats Hummels Saturday as an occasion to send an emotional message on Instagram to his teammates. “As a man on and off the field, you are a dream for every teammate and coach”Hummels wrote in a personal and mathematical homage to Schmelzer.

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In his statement, Hummels also noted the two’s joint beginnings: a BVB training camp in 2008, the European Under-21 Championship in Sweden in 2009, which ended with winning the German title (“when it kept me happy for weeks when I didn’t play”) or a meeting Seemingly special in Vienna. Of course, Hummels also noted the joint successes he had in the team together with Schmelzer. In addition to the European Championship title with the U-21, these are above all the German championships with the BVB in 2011 and 2012 as well as Winning the DFB Cup in 2012. A year later, the two were also in the Champions League final, in which Bayern Munich played at Wembley Stadium in London but won 2-1 against Dortmund.

Hummels could not do without joking at the expense of his friend in his letter. “Then you play cards reasonably well and now you wear, the latter has been a really long way to go.”The 33-year-old, who is about eleven months younger, wrote about Schmelzer. Hummels gets more serious at the end of his post: “It was great to see you on the field again, but unfortunately your body didn’t allow it, just as you resisted admirably again!” He concluded his statement with: “Nothing but love @schmelle29”.

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Schmelzer responded to the post with three emojis – an emotional face, a heart, and a hand of prayers. The former left-back announced via Instagram this week that To end an active career at the end of the season. Due to several long-term injuries, the 34-year-old has rarely been used in recent years. Most recently, he was on the field for Dortmund on June 17, 2020 in a 2-0 defeat to FS at Mainz 05. He became a regular player shortly after the start of the 2008 season under coach Jürgen Klopp, when an unexpected vacancy arose in BVB due to The cruciate ligament was torn by BVB legend Didi at left-back. With a solid performance, the Magdeburg native established himself with the black and yellow and sent off the Brazilian, who had been seeded for years, even after his recovery. Schmelzer made a total of 258 Bundesliga matches (three goals), all for Dortmund. He played 16 international matches with the German national team.