When Birmingham City asked to withdraw Jude Bellingham’s number following his move to Borussia Dortmund, many laughed at them.
A year later, although the fact of removing his number still seems excessive, Bellingham has conquered us with his talent. The most expensive 17-year-old footballer of all time moves like a fish in water in Dortmund and thinking about the incredible future he could reach is even scary.
Of course, it is part of Our 21 of 90min. Here’s everything you need to know about Bellingham before they play their first big tournament.
Many Borussia Dortmund players have had regularity or injury problems. However, Bellingham has been consistent and has garnered a lot of attention.
Bellingham has played 46 games, including 45 minutes in the German Cup final which Borussia Dortmund won 4-1 at Red Bull Leipzig. However, his best minutes were in the Champions League.
Bellingham was sensational in both games against Sevilla, who played the entire 90 minutes, and in the quarter-final tie against Manchester City. He intimidated Manchester City in the first game because of his physical ability and scared them in the second after getting to score on 2-1. He should have scored another goal, but the referee annulled it with an incomprehensible decision. He played very well, but it was not enough for Borussia to reach the semi-finals.
Bellingham performs 100% when playing for the eight lane. He excels in many ways and his incredible physical capacity allows him to cover much of the pitch.
With the ball, he likes to break the lines. His first control and his explosiveness make him unstoppable in short spaces and with balls into space. In addition, he is a very intelligent defender, especially in the transition phase. He is a very disciplined footballer, enough to to also be able to play six, though its future is evident on the inside.
Due to his ability to occupy the entire pitch and his obvious offensive vocation, many compare Bellingham to the two best English midfielders of the 21st century: Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. Although, it must be said that the footballer is not happy with this type of comparison.
“I am the first Jude Bellingham and nor I want to be compared to Gerrard or Lampard. They have been great footballers, but they had other qualities. I am a player and a different person ”, he affirmed for Sport1 in 2020.
We also have to tell you, he may not like comparisons, but his similarities with Gerrard are more than clear. His ability in pressure also reminds Georgino Wijnaldum.
Following his England debut last March in which he became the third-youngest footballer to play for the Three Lions, Southgate praised the midfielder. It was not his technical skills that surprised Southgate, but his character, something he values highly when making his selection.
“Me I couldn’t be more impressed of him as a human being. His parents have done a fantastic job and they can be very proud, ”he told FourFourTwo.
“Bellingham is a humble boy, with good manners, confidence and a charming attitude. I saw a video of the FA with some of his personal opinions and I couldn’t believe all the interactions he had from the Birmingham fans.
“Not all players have the confidence to cheer on the fans and make them roar when the team finishes scoring. This is very significant regarding his maturity and character ”.
Pep Guardiola: “It’s great for a 17-year-old. I can not believe it. He is a fantastic player ”.
Roy Keane: “He is a very complete midfielder.”
It only has 76 valuation, but it won’t surprise you to learn that it’s a good investment for Career mode. With the right play and training, he’ll get to 88.
Regarding the price, given his potential, he is not a cheap footballer, but over time he will be a great investment.
Any Football Manager fan will know Bellingham and have known him long before he signed for Borussia Dortmund. For several years now, he has been one of the most incredible wonder kids in the game. His starting stats are terrific, as is his professional personality. As long as you play with it, it will grow at a very good rate.
These are your statistics when you start playing:
And you are in 2030:
Adidas sponsors Bellingham and will play with the Cup Without 1 with the colors of summer.
The million dollar question. We would be surprised if he does not play, but we know that his participation It will depend on the state of form of Jordan Henderson, the captain of Liverpool.
He does not have guaranteed minutes and it was even speculated that he could not go to the national team, although the doubts were dispelled when the call up increased from 23 to 26 players.
It can be very useful in games where England are going to have possession, because although Rive and Kalvin Phillips are necessary, playing with both against certain opponents is something of an exaggeration. There will be your opportunity.