Mon 24 October 2022 | 18:59

Guardiola: Bellingham has a special mentality

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised Dortmund's Jude Bellingham ahead of their clash in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Manchester City

who already has qualified for the next round will face Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park.

The 19-year-old

Jude Bellingham

has been Dortmund’s stand star this season and has been linked with big clubs including Manchester City. and Pep Guardiola in his press conference praised his mentality.

"I think Dortmund is a perfect place for young, talented players,"

he stated.

"Maybe [if] Bellingham went to a top Premier League team, he wouldn't get the minutes.

"The best way for a young player to get better is to play. He has a special mentality. He is already one of their captains - [for it] to happen at 19 is impressive.

"It's not just about the goals, the whole package is really good. He's already playing for England at 19. We know the quality that he has."

Man City is at top of the group with 10 points after four matches. Dortmund has 7 points and Sevilla has 2 points. Guardiola says he expects a tough game in Germany but is excited to see his team in front of the famous Yellow Wall.

"It's a fantastic stadium and everybody knows it,"

he added.

"Atmosphere, attractive football they play. When I was here in Germany i played against Klopp and Tuchel and always had difficult games. Fantastic atmosphere, happy to be back here.

Three years ago we came back in Covid times., which was a pitty. I think that game was one of the highlights of my City career, when we won here and went to the semi-finals of the Champions League."

source: SportMob

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