Players not often get an opportunity to show their true character off the field, be it in cricket or football. English midfielder Jude Bellingham was one of the recent players who showed who he truly is as he accompanied an invader back to the stands. Borussia Dortmund clashed against Hoffenheim in the former’s backyard on Friday (September 2) night.
Captain Marco Reus was the only player to come with up a goal as Borussia Dortmund clinched the crucial win against Hoffenheim with a score line of 1-0. During the game, an intruder invaded the pitch as he breached the security. It was the English midfielder, who comforted him in the middle. Add to that, he even guided the intruder back to the stands.
This video received a lot of views and the midfielder ended up receiving a lot of appreciation for his gesture. He has won hearts of those who were present inside the stadium and fans on social media as well. Jude Bellingham was seen hugging the intruder and letting him go off the field.
Jude Bellingham had to escort this young fan off the pitch after he ran on during the match 😅 pic.twitter.com/3nfK8aDrUw
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 2, 2022
We put in a very good performance: Edin Terzic
The 40-year-old German coach was happy about the performance of his team and lauded the boys for the same. Post-match, the coach admitted that the performance of the team was too good and highlighted on the scoring chances that they created.
“We put in a very good performance, especially in the first half. We knew TSG’s strength in duels and we wanted to let them get into these duels too late by positioning ourselves very well and allowing the spaces to be wide for them,” the coach said. Terzic further added, “We created a lot of scoring chances and were able to keep our opponents far away from our own goal.”
The 40-year-old did not shy away from acknowledging the efforts of Hoffenheim and admitted that they were a tough opponent.
“That was really good. We lost too many balls in the second half. The way we were very serious in our goal defence towards the end and dealt with the situation professionally:”