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‘Bellingham plays like a man’ – Hazard impressed by Dortmund prodigy’s debut performance

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The BVB winger had positive things to say about the impressive performance from English talent

New Borussia Dortmund talent Jude Bellingham has made an impression on team-mate Thorgan Hazard, with the Belgian admitting the teenager ‘plays like a man’.

The 17-year-old became Dortmund’s youngest scorer in their history with his goal on debut in the 5-0 DFB-Pokal victory over Duisburg on Monday.

Bellingham only joined the Black and Yellows in July – choosing them ahead of Manchester United – in a deal worth €25 million (£23m/$29m) to his former club Birmingham City.

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Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne

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Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City want to reassert their superiority by winning all four major trophies this season.

City finished last season with a whimper as they ended 18 points behind Premier League champions Liverpool and suffered a shock Champions League quarter-final defeat against Lyon.

They were also beaten in the FA Cup semi-finals by Arsenal with the League Cup final win against Aston Villa a rare highlight for Pep Guardiola’s side.

But City are determined to make amends this term and Belgian midfielder De Bruyne insists fresh goals have been set, including a clean sweep of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.

“I think the motivation doesn’t change if you win or you lose,” De Bruyne said after impressing in City’s 3-1 win at Wolves on Monday.

“When you start a new season there are new aspirations, you want to win the most as possible and we want to win everything.

“For us, all four (trophies) is in the mind, that’s the mentality. It is obviously very hard but we went into Monday knowing that it was going to be a very hard game.

“We didn’t train a lot but I think the performance was really good and that’s good for us.”

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Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley: Havertz hits aac hat-trick as Blues run riot

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Chelsea cruised into the EFL Cup fourth round as Kai Havertz’s hat-trick helped them to a 6-0 victory over Barnsley at Stamford Bridge.

Kai Havertz scored a hat-trick as Chelsea sealed their progression into the EFL Cup fourth round with a dominant 6-0 win over Barnsley.

Havertz had struggled in his first two Premier League appearances, but the former Bayer Leverkusen star got up and running in English football in style on Wednesday.

With Tammy Abraham opening the scoring, Havertz doubled Chelsea’s lead before playing his part in Ross Barkley putting the hosts 3-0 up.

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Frank De Boer Appointed As New Head Of Netherland National Team

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Frank De Boer has been appointed as the replacement of Ronald Koeman who left the Netherland coaching position and joined FC Barcelona to end in 2021.

Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), the body governing the football in Netherland has appointed the former Ajax and Barcelona defender as Koeman’s successor.

He signed a contract till 2022 which means he would be leading the Netherlands into the Euros 2021 and Qatar World Cup in 2022.

Frank, 50, spent most of his professional playing career with Ajax, winning five Eredivisie titles; two KNVB Cups; three Super Cups; one UEFA Cup; one UEFA Champions League; and one Intercontinental Cup. He later spent five years in Barcelona, where he won the 1998–99 La Liga title before retiring after short spells at Galatasaray, Rangers, Al-Rayyan, and Al-Shamal.

De Boer played as a defender during his playing days and is the second most-capped outfield player in the history of the Netherlands’ national team, with 112 caps.

He started his managerial career with the Ajax youth team and as an assistant to Bert van Marwijk with the Netherlands’ national team.

In 2010, he took over as manager of Ajax and went on to win the Eredivisie title in his first season.

In 2013, he received the Rinus Michels Award for the manager of the year in the Netherlands after leading Ajax to their third successive Eredivisie title.

Frank became the first manager to win four consecutive Eredivisie titles. He then had brief spells managing in Serie A with Internazionale in 2016, Crystal Palace in the Premier League in 2017, and Atlanta United in MLS in 2019 and 2020.

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