BERLIN – Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels has said he does not bear a grudge over Germany coach Joachim Loew's decision to axe him and teammates Thomas Mueller and Jerome Boateng.
"I myself do things that other people aren't happy with, so I am not resentful about decisions other people make which have an effect on me," Hummels said in an interview with Sport Bild magazine on Wednesday.
Loew's decision to send the experienced Bayern trio into international retirement sent shockwaves through German football three weeks ago.
The Germany coach faced heavy criticism for the way he had communicated the decision, with Mueller saying that Loew had shown a lack of class.
Hummels, though, struck a more conciliatory tone on Wednesday.