Sahin: Hummels makes it easy for me

The Real Madrid loanee lauded the dominance that the centre-back shows for Borussia Dortmund and says summer signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is proving his quality
Nuri Sahin lauded Mats Hummels' dominance in Borussia Dortmund's defence and says the centre-back makes his life easier in midfield.

Hummels returned from injury in the Schwarzgelben's 2-1 win at Eintracht Braunschweig on Friday, which was their first win in five Bundesliga matches.

Sahin, who is coming towards the end of his 18-month loan from Real Madrid, lauded the impact that the 25-year-old Germany international has on Jurgen Klopp's side.

"Hummel is just a very dominant figure on the pitch," the midfielder, 25, told Kicker.

"His presence and his charisma help us. I can 10 feet play further forward, which makes it much easier for me to play well."

Sahin also praised summer signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored both of Dortmund's goals when they defeated Braunschweig last week.

"He's a great guy and his self-confidence is uncanny," the Turkey international of the former Saint-Etienne forward. "He very often instinctively does the right thing.

"He has shown in France that he's always scored a lot of goals. It's an indicator of his high quality."

Dortmund's next clash is Saturday's visit to Werder Bremen as last season's Champions League runners-up look to close the four-point gap between them and second-placed Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.