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Bayern Munich defender Upamecano tells English press: Bellingham not a threat

Bayern Munich's France defender Dayot Upamecano has questioned the hype around England midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been England's star performer in Qatar and while the French centre-back, who plays for Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, appreciates his talent he is not overly concerned by the damage he can do.

He did, admit, however, that when Bayern and Dortmund meet it is "war".

"I wouldn't say Jude Bellingham is a threat but they have a very strong team," he told a press conference.

"I know Bellingham: Bayern v Dortmund, it's war.

"He has got real talent and is a very good player, is gaining in experience as he is playing in all the matches so I think it will be a really good fight in midfield.

"We will use our experienced players, (Adrien) Rabiot and (Antoine) Griezmann, and count on them."



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