Mats Hummels is not expecting a ‘warm welcome’ from Borussia Dortmund fans in Sunday’s DFL-Supercup clash against FC Bayern München.
German international Hummels, Dortmund’s captain last season, is anticipating an uncomfortable reception at Borussia’s sold-out Signal Iduna Park, having joined Bayern on a five-year deal in May.
The defender is expecting to hear the Borussia boo-boys just as Mario Gotze is likely to get the same response from Bayern fans.
Gotze re-joined Dortmund at the start of this season after a disappointing three-year spell with FC Hollywood from 2013 until 2016.
The intensity of the rivalry between Bayern and the BVB means emotions will undoubtedly run high when the pair run out for the game on Sunday.
Nonetheless, Hummels remains philosophical about the reception he is sure to receive.
He told The National: “There will certainly be some people who won’t give me a warm welcome.
“It’s understandable, but I will always cherish my time there, even if I am booed there for the next 15 times in a row.”