The recall of Mats Hummels to the heart of the Germany defence will strengthen their back four at the Euro 2020 finals, based on his impressive performances this season for Borussia Dortmund. Two years after both Hummels, 32, and Thomas Mueller, 31, were axed by Joachim Loew from the Germany squad, the pair have been recalled for the European Championship due to current form. "I'm glad to be back @dfb_team. I'm really up for a new chapter," Hummels posted on Instagram Wednesday. Just as he had for his club, the centre-back can lend experience to a youthful German defence. He has excelled in recent weeks to help Dortmund lift the German pinup Cup and qualify for the Champions League by winning their last six Bundesliga games. Hummels' ability to deliver accurate long-range passes from the back can quickly turn defence into attack. He will bring a calming influence to a Germany defence drained of confidence by a 6-0 thrashing in Spain and shock home defeat to North Macedonia this season.