Former Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has questioned why manager Hansi Flick did not select Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummel for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Germany were beaten by Japan in their opening group match of the World Cup on November 23rd and Boateng who switched allegiance from the European country to represent the Black Stars of Ghana believes Flick’s decision is a scandal.
“The defence is the biggest problem for me at the moment. It really worries me. It’s inexplicable to me that Mats Hummels isn’t in Qatar. Anyone who has seen his performances at BVB knows that he is still one of the best defenders.” said the Hertha BSC player Boateng in his column for Sport1.
“The fact that he’s currently touring Asia with BVB and isn’t in Qatar is actually a scandal! Such an error as that of Nico Schlotterbeck before Japan’s second goal would not have happened with Hummels. He clearly belongs in the starting XI alongside Rüdiger.”
Germany , winners of four World Cups , take on Spain on Sunday for their second group match. The match is a must win for Die Mannschaft who risk being eliminated from the competition by the end the group stages if they fail to get a good result against the Spanish national team.