Dietmar Hamann has sharply criticized midfield star Jude Bellingham from BVB. The former national player accused Dortmund of playing without discipline. But Borussia don’t dare to say that to Bellingham.
Hamann explained in his function as skyExpert before the Bundesliga conference on Saturday afternoon: “What Bellingham doesn’t have is discipline. He may want to return to the island or to Real Madrid. He has to play differently.”
“At Dortmund he can do whatever he wants,” the former Liverpool player continued: “Nobody dares to say anything because they’re afraid of upsetting him. If you have him as a teammate, you’ll have a problem. If he doesn’t do anything forward and he doesn’t do anything backward, what does he do?”
Bellingham was “of course an exceptional player”, but had to “get his discipline under control”.
In the past few days, a discussion about Bellingham and his body language had arisen. Teammate Emre Can had criticized this at ESPN.
Coach Edin Terzic also explained that he had discussed several actions from the lost Bundesliga summit against FC Bayern (2: 4) with Bellingham again: “I had a one-on-one conversation with Jude immediately after the game in Munich on Sunday. We are a few scenes We went through what we liked and what we didn’t like. Then we looked for reasons why it was all like that.”
Bellingham, who is being courted by several top European clubs, was then initially on the bench in the cup against RB Leipzig (0-2) for fitness reasons. After leaving, he is said to have freaked out in the catacombs. The 19-year-old returned to the starting line-up in the 2-1 draw against Union Berlin.
Terzic emphasized on Saturday that Bellingham does not enjoy any special status at BVB. He said at sky: “No, Jude has exceptional skills, is able to intervene very actively in the game, both when we have the ball and when the opponent has the ball. Of course we want to use that to our advantage, even if the opponent occupies special spaces that we all have to know which rooms we are closing for him. But that’s also the case with Julian Brandt or Marco Reus.”