Jude Bellingham has been a Borussia Dortmund player for around four months. For the latest edition of kicker, which was released on Monday, the midfielder spoke about his move to BVB, his team-mates and what records mean to him.
"In some way, it's understandable that we young players are in the spotlight when things are going well. But I think it's unfair, I have to say. Dortmund has more to offer," said the 17-year-old. "I believe that we have a very good balance between experience on the one hand and youth on the other." Players such as Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Emre Can and Axel Witsel are important for the team as a means of relieving the pressure on the younger players.
In addition to joining a young team, there are other reasons that were decisive in Bellingham moving to Dortmund. The club itself "is incredibly appealing: its stature and importance, its stadium, its fans, its successes – and its ambitions. BVB have big ambitions; it feels great to be here to help with that."
Bellingham has already gone down in the Black & Yellow record books. When he played in the First Round of the DFB Cup against MSV Duisburg, he took Nuri Sahin's title as the club's youngest-ever goalscorer. Records have a special significance for the young Englishman, as he explained to kicker. "They're important to me. Because they're a good indicator of how hard I'm working to achieve my goals. I hope that I can break a few more records during my career." (cr)