Jude Bellingham has been described by fans as England’s future captain after a post-match interview following Borussia Dortmund’s defeat to Rangers.
The Scottish side stunned the Bundesliga giants at Signal Idona Park on Thursday, winning 4-2 in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 32.
Bellingham gave BVB a chance to advance to the next round with a goal and an assist in the second half.
And despite being just 18 years old, the England international has announced that he is refusing to give up hope of beating his teammates Rangers next week.
He told BT Sport“I realize in the second half we’re going for it, but we still can’t be so open and we can’t allow them that kind of opportunity.
“But you know there’s a little hope because we have the other leg and there’s not a single person in this changing room who’s going to give up and I won’t let them go.
“We are going to go there and give everything. We know how difficult it will be.
“For me personally, I can’t wait to play at Ibrox.
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“In my opinion, this is one of the best stadiums in Europe, when it is full on a European night. So, you know, bring it.”
Fans immediately praised the young man for his interview, as one tweeted: “Is he really only 18 years old? He speaks like an experienced and appropriate guide.”
Another said: “There was a lot of respect for this boy and the right player for the future England captain and at the same time I wish him all the best, not next week.”
A third added: “Speaks like a proper captain.”
Meanwhile, one user simply said: “Future England captain.”
The supporter then commented: “Looking at the captain’s content, how young he is still.”
Another commented: “The boys’ mentality is second to none. Great footballer, if only there were more like that in the cabin.”
Then one said angrily: “This boy is absolutely incomparable. It is impossible to believe honestly that he is 18 years old.”
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged the club to do their best and sign Bellingham after another fantastic season.
Bellingham has scored five goals in 35 games in all competitions during this period, while providing 11 assists.
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