Jude Bellingham has been likened to former England internationals Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, but says he isn't interested in being compared to others.
|Jude Bellingham.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Borussia Dortmund newcomer Jude Bellingham says he doesn't want to be compared with England legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.
The 17-year-old, who recently joined Dortmund from Birmingham City, wants to make a name for himself and isn't interested in comparisons to others.
"I'm the first Jude Bellingham, and I don't want to be compared with Gerrard or Lampard. They were undoubtedly great players, but I have other qualities. I'm a different player and a different person," Bellingham told Sportbuzzer.
Dortmund paid a whopping €26,5 million to bring Bellingham to Germany, but the young midfielder insists his hefty price tag will not weigh on his shoulders.
"To be honest, I don't feel any pressure. The pressure I put on myself is great than any price tag," said Bellingham and added:
"You have to be confident, especially when you join a new club. I want to keep learning here and reach a new level in all departments.
"I'm hoping to play as many minutes as possible - even in the big games. I would like to make assists, score goals and put in good performances."