Jobe Bellingham Applauded for Brutally Honest Interview After Scoring for Sunderland

Jobe Bellingham Applauded for Brutally Honest Interview After Scoring for Sunderland

Rene Otinga
updated at March 30, 2024 at 11:49 AM
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  • Jobe Bellingham delivered a post-match interview after Sunderland’s latest win
  • The youngster was on target as The Black Cats beat Cardiff City 2-0
  • He admitted after the match that he did not know what position he plays

Sunderland star Jobe Bellingham recently went viral after making brutally honest commnets after his side’s latest win.

The Black Cats celebrated their first win in nearly two months after seeing out Cardiff City 2-0 on Friday, March 29.

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Jobe Bellingham scored in Sunderland's 2-0 win over Cardiff. Photo: Ian Horrocks.
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Bellingham helped his side win a penalty early on, and it was dispatched by Adil Aouchiche to make it 1-0.

The 18-year-old then gave his side some breathing space in the 27th minute with a goal, his seventh of the season.

Sunderland held on for the win as Mike Dodds secured his first victory since taking charge of the club until the end of the season.

Jobe Bellingham’s blunt statement

Speaking after the game, Bellingham was quite honest about his playing position when the topic came up.

According to talkSPORT, the Birmingham academy graduate has had to play as a make-shift forward for Sunderland in recent months due to the club’s shortage of attacking power.

Before that, he was primarily playing in an attacking midfield role.

His adaptability for his team when they need him has earned him plaudits online, with fans lauding him for showing maturity for an 18-year-old.

The fact that he admitted he did not know his playing position also warmed fans' hearts.

"At the minute, I'm just learning really, because I have no idea what position I am,” he said, as quoted on SportBible.

The youngster went on to admit he was not too pressed about where the manager placed him on the pitch and was simply happy to help the team either way.

He went on: "I suppose it's quite exciting in a way because I'll find out as the years go on. I'll find out what I enjoy doing most.
"But it's up to the coaches to figure out where my attributes fit the team best. I'm not arsed where I play really, but as long as I'm in red and white that's fine."

Jobe is the younger brother of Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham, and fans have marvelled at how the two have eerily similar styles of play.

His seven-goal haul for Sunderland is the highest for an 18-year-old in the second tier since Harvey Elliot, who netted the same number of goals for Blackburn Rovers in 2020/21.

. Messi names four players who can win Ballon d’Or

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on Lionel Messi’s pick for the next Ballon d’Or winners.

The Argentine had four players in mind and surprisingly, Jude Bellngham was not one of them.

He named Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and promising Barcelona youngster Lamine Yamal in his list.

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