Jude Bellingham speaks of team-mate that makes everything 'look easy'


Jude Bellingham speaks of team-mate that makes everything 'look easy'

After transferring to European giants Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham City in July, Jude Bellingham underwent one of the biggest changes of scenery ever, being surrounded with world-class talent in every department.


Some of the team-mates that he is now playing with include Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland, Marco Reus, Axel Witsel and Julian Brandt.


However, Bellingham has not been impressed the most by these stars, and instead he has been left open-mouthed every training session by a versatile defender.


Speaking in the January 2021 issue of FourFourTwo, which will be in shops on December 11, Bellingham says "The one player not many people recognise or talk about too much is [left-back] Raphael Guerreiro".


He added "Honestly, he only plays with his left foot but some of the things he can do - his passing, his dribbling - he makes look easy. He runs rings around everyone," saying that "To him, it's a laugh."


Despite having his fair share of long-term injuries, mainly to do with his ankle and his hamstring during 2017 and 2018, Guerreiro has worked his way into becoming a crucial player for Borussia Dortmund throughout the years, racking up 132 appearances in all competitions for the club since his arrival from FC Lorient in 2016.


The Portuguese international has been a great servant for the club so far, and he is still only 26-years-old, playing in numerous positions, ranging from left-back, left-midfield, as well as central-midfield.


In spite of this, Bellingham praised his fellow countryman Sancho, saying "When Jadon is on it, it's frightening," adding that "Some of the stuff I've seen him do is scary, and I've only been here a few months."


Ever since he joined Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017, Sancho has transformed from a City reject into one of the brightest prospects of world football, racking up more than 100 appearances for Dortmund and also becoming one of England's star players.


Bellingham added that Sancho "is a big example for someone English and my age" adding that "We're all trying to play but, specifically, we're trying to make that next step into Europe's elite - especially if you've already played at a certain level. Jadon's done that perfectly."


Bellingham has made plenty of cameo appearances so far this season, and whilst he has only got one goal and three assists in 16 appearances in all competitions this season, he has largely been restricted to around 15 minutes each game, apart from a few starts here and there.


However, he has impressed and is showing with his overall play why Dortmund decided to spend €23 million on him during the summer.