Willem van Hanegem lacks superlatives for Borussia Dortmund talent Jude Bellingham. The nineteen-year-old midfielder will become a very great footballer, according to De Kromme.
Van Hanegem watched Dortmund – Chelsea (1-0) on Wednesday. “I went to watch our friend Bellingham,” he begins in the AD Willem & Wessel podcast. “Nineteen years old, captain of Dortmund; I see him playing a first half… That guy is really good. Really unbelievable.”
“If you see him play at nineteen years old… That is really bizarre,” Van Hanegem continues his praise. “We are happy with that guy at PSV (Xavi Simons, ed.). But don’t say: absolute top, PSV must build a team around him”, the born Feyenoorder refers to opinions in the media. “I can name five from seventeen to nineteen that are even better.” Van Hanegem cites Bayern Munich revelation Jamal Musiala as an example. “That is also unbelievable. They are going to be very big players.”