Jude Bellingham hails ridiculous Haaland after an impressive show against a dismal Club Brugge on Tuesday which drew appraisal from Jadon Sancho.
17 year old England international, Jude Bellingham, described his teammates [Haaland] as “a joke” after scoring a brace and breaking a long standing Champions League record.
Erling Haaland cemented his name in the competition’s history books after becoming the youngest player ever to score 15 Champions League goals.
The current Golden Boy award holder has already set the same record for the 5 and 10-goal mark, and took his tally to six UCL goals for the season, and 16 in 12 games in the UCL.
The Norwegian ace has now surpassed the legendary Ruud van Nistelrooy and Roberto Soldado with seven games fewer.
“The guy is incredible. Six goals in his last two games and I’m sure many more before that,” Dortmund midfielder Bellingham said via UEFA.com.
Jude Bellingham hails ridiculous Haaland: He’s incredible
“He’s a joke. Right now he’s one of the best strikers in the world and he’s fantastic to play with.”
English winger Jadon Sancho set up the opener for Haaland in the 18th minute, before Haaland claimed his second of the game on the hour mark.
The Norwegian now has six goals in his last two games for Dortmund, scoring four times in the 5-2 win against Hertha Berlin at the weekend, before smashing two past Club Brugge on Tuesday.
Haaland has 10 goals through seven Bundesliga matches this season, and 17 across all competitions in 2020-21 – including a Champions League-high six strikes.
Sancho struck in between Haaland’s double, becoming the first Englishman to score a direct free-kick in the Champions League while playing for a non-English side since David Beckham for Real Madrid in 2005.
“I’m just happy to be playing with him,” Sancho said. “He’s an incredible player. He contributes greatly on the pitch and I was happy to assist him today.
“Recently he got the Golden Boy award and I’m very happy for him because he deserves it for how hard he works. He’s a fantastic player.”
Dortmund – who recorded their 200th, 201st and 202nd goals in the Champions League, making them the 13th club to record the milestone – top Group F through four matchdays, a point ahead of Lazio.
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