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Favre: ‘It’s easy to work with a talent like Bellingham’

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Lucien Favre is in awe of Jude Bellingham and hailed the Englishman’s various talents that make him easy to work with. 

Borussia Dortmund were in the fight for the Bundesliga title but withered away in the backdrop. Bayern Munich were exceptional under Hansi Flick and left them in their dust. 

BVB have reinforced their ranks, continuing their policy of adding young exciting talents to their dressing room. Jude Bellingham is the latest in line of exceptional youngsters. 

Luvien Favre had the best seat on the ground as Bellingham scored in friendly wins over SC Rheindorf Altach and Austria Vienna. The Birmingham native has impressed the first-team coach who hailed his many attributes. 

“During pre-season, I’ve got to know Jude better,” Bundesliga.com quoted Favre.

“I like the way he handles the ball, how he defends it. He gives us a number of tactical possibilities and has a fantastic presence.

“He can play as a number six or number eight, is a good passer and tries to put himself in scoring positions. He has the technical skills and a feel for space. That’s why it’s easy for me to work with such a talent.

“With someone like him, I don’t look at the date of birth.”

Dortmund begin their 2020/21 campaign with a DFB Pokal encounter against Duisburg. Their first Bundesliga fixture sees them lock horns with Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Singal Iduna Park.