Summary

  • Müller talks Hummels' upcoming return to Dortmund.
  • BVB newbie Guerreiro happy to experiment.
  • Schalke's Goretzka withdraws from Olympics.

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Müller backs Hummels

FC Bayern München forward Thomas Müller believes new teammate Mats Hummels is experienced enough to deal with whatever comes his way on his return to Borussia Dortmund's SIGNAL IDUNA PARK in the Supercup on Sunday. "Mats doesn't give the impression that he's scared," the 26-year-old told Germany's largest sports specialist magazine, kicker. "He was an integral player and brought Dortmund a lot of success and he doesn't deserve to be booed. Whatever happens, it won't affect him."

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Guerreiro at Tuchel's service

Dortmund newcomer Raphael Guerreiro, meanwhile, has been discussing his role at the club. Although a left-back by trade, the UEFA EURO 2016 winner was deployed in defensive midfield in the recent pre-season draw with English Premier League club Sunderland AFC. "It was a surprise," the 22-year-old Portugal international recalled. "I hope I did a good job. I'm ready regardless."

Raphael Guerreiro could make his competitive debut for Dortmund in the Supercup.

Bundesliga Olympians

Germany's Bundesliga-based Olympians turned on the style in Rio De Janeiro on Thursday. SC Freiburg striker Nils Petersen scored five and FC Schalke 04 midfielder Max Meyer grabbed a hat-trick as Germany put ten past Fiji without reply to book their place in the knockout rounds. Horst Hrubesch's men will face Group D winners Portugal in the quarter-finals after finishing second in Group C behind South Korea.

Goretzka home early

Meyer's club-mate Leon Goretzka will play no further part in this summer's Olympic Games, however. The Schalke midfielder suffered a shoulder injury in the 3-3 draw with Mexico and has since returned to Germany for further treatment in a bid to be fit in time for the Royal Blues' opening Bundesliga fixture of the new season away to Eintracht Frankfurt on 27 August.

Rain stops play

Borussia Mönchengladbach's upcoming friendly against SS Lazio has taken on even greater significance for goalkeeper Yann Sommer after the Foals' summer workout against FC Internazionale Milano was called off due to heavy rain. The Switzerland international picked up an ankle knock last week and now has six days to prove his fitness for the Rhineland club's UEFA Champions League group stage play-off first leg against BSC Young Boys on 16 August.