Mats Hummels has expressed his belief that Borussia Dortmund are an 'outstanding team', and Bayern Munich are 'beatable', according to the Borussia Dortmund website.
The 24-year-old German international was speaking after Dortmund's 4-2 victory over Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup, and has admitted his side can progress and achieve even more next season.
Jurgen Klopp's team have captured the hearts of many fans from around the world with their exciting brand of football combined with fanatical supporters.
Dortmund lost 2-1 in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich at Wembley last season, but they received countless plaudits, with the majority of the football world praising the Bundesliga club's efforts in reaching the final of Europe's most elite competition.
Hummels, whilst speaking to the club's website, clearly expressed his opinion that Bayern Munich will not solely dominate European football next season.
“Everybody knows that Bayern are favourites for almost everything this season as they have the kind of squad you don´t see that often. But in 90 minutes against them, you can still try to beat them. And on Saturday, we did just that”, he explained.
"If we play our kind of football as persistently as in the last four years, we are an outstanding team that can achieve a lot of things."
However, Hummels did have some praise for the efficiency of Pep Guardiola's side and their ability to utilise all areas of the pitch to optimum effect.
"We had to give 100 percent, because that´s what it takes to beat Bayern. Especially Bayern´s constant shifting of position requires a lot of running.”
Hummels was a product of Bayern Munich's exceptional youth academy, and signed for Dortmund in 2008 on an initial loan deal. The defender's deal was quickly made permanent, after his potential and ability was recognised by the Dortmund coaching staff.
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