Berlin (dpa) – Borussia Dortmund’s new exceptional talent Jude Bellingham wants to keep chasing records throughout his career.
“Yes, they are important to me. Because they are a good indication of how hard I work towards my goals. I hope I can break a few more records in my career,” said the English professional footballer. . The midfielder scored a 5-0 win against MSV Duisburg on his DFB Cup debut, replacing Nuri Sahin after 17 years and 77 days as the youngest goalscorer in the club’s history.
Borussia, who has a large number of very talented young stars with Jadon Sancho (20), Erling Haaland (20), Gio Reyna (17) and Youssoufa Moukoko (15), brought Bellingham for around 26.5 million euros from the English second division team Birmingham City. The 17-year-old had no adjustment problems. “I’m definitely not a student anymore, and to be honest I felt like an old man at times last season,” said Bellingham, who sees himself as a football geek: “Even when I watch football on the bench. I’m constantly analyzing. . “
The fact that he, Sancho and Co. taking responsibility in a top competition at a top club at such a young age is not at all spectacular for him. “I think age is no longer an issue for many coaches. I want to be judged like any other player myself, be he 17, 27 or 37. I am a professional footballer. And if you are good enough to play then then are you old enough too, ”said Bellingham.