Hummels confident of Bayern recovery

09 October 2018 10:36:16 EST

Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels says that he is not concerned by latest defeats and predicts a strong recovery.

Bayern have won the Bundesliga title in each of the last six years but have started this season relatively poorly.

We know there are things we have to improve and that we're not playing well.

Mats Hummels

They are sixth in the table after seven games, Borussia Dortmund leading the way with 17 points, four ahead of Bayern who have already lost two league games this campaign.

Those losses have come in their most recent games, 2-0 away to Hertha Berlin and then, last weekend, a 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.

There is now a pause for the international break but those two defeats on the spin have led to criticism in the media, though Hummels says the players are not panicking and are sure they will soon return to winning ways.

The German defender told Bundesliga.com: "We've all won and lost our fair share, we won't drive ourselves up the wall thinking about it. We know there are things we have to improve and that we're not playing well.

"But it's not the case that we don't think we can make a marked improvement in our play, because we know we can. We've always said things can change quickly – in any direction. At the moment, teams are getting the rub of the green and we're not, then you fall behind."

Niko Kovac took over as coach at the start of the season and began well, winning his first seven matches in all competitions but now faces the first test of his time in charge.

Bayern Munich are 13/10 to win the Bundesliga title with Borussia Dortmund 8/13.

After the international break Bayern return to Bundesliga action with two away games, against VfL Wolfsburg and Mainz 05.

Hummels meanwhile is in the Germany squad which takes on the Netherlands on Saturday and then France in the Nations League.

Germany are 23/20 to win in Holland with Ronald Koeman's side 5/2 and the draw 13/5.

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