FC Bayern München’s Thomas Muller says that Borussia Dortmund fans should show defender Matt Hummels gratitude when the two teams clash in the DFL-Supercup on Sunday.
Hummels, who played for the Black and Yellows for seven years, recently completed a move to cross-town rivals Munich on a five-year-deal, and the German centre-back says he is expecting an uncomfortable reception.
Muller is expected to lead the line of attack for Carlo Ancelotti’s side alongside Robert Lewandowski, and has weighed in on the discussion and said that whistling and booing the player would ‘be ridiculous.’
“Mats doesn’t give the impression that he’s scared and whether he is welcomed or jeered won’t influence us,” Muller told reporters.
“Any boos would be ridiculous, as far as I am concerned. Mats was a leading figure in a lot of success for Dortmund, they could show a bit of gratitude,” he concluded.
Hummels will not be the only player to come under the scrutiny of his former fans – Mario Gotze is also set to face his former team after sealing a return to Dortmund in the off-season.