There is no better atmosphere than that of Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park
That is the view of former Dortmund midfielder Paul Lambert – who helped the Bundesliga challengers to Champions League glory with his expert marking of Zinedine Zidane back in 1997.
Lambert, who has since managed Norwich, Aston Villa, Wolves and Stoke among others, has also outlined how the bravery of Jude Bellingham in moving to Germany is already paying off.
Bellingham, 17, has already made 13 appearances under Lucien Favre in all competitions this season, laying on two assists and scoring once across nine wins.
“The great thing about him is that he has been brave enough to go and do it,” Lambert exclusively told Daily Star Sport on behalf of BT Sport.
“Going to learn another language and learn another culture, and he hasn’t even experienced the fans in there yet, once they come back he will realise the club he is at.
“You’re not going to play in-front of a better atmosphere, you’re not going to play in front of a full house like that every week. He is a huge huge talent.”
Both Bellingham and fellow teenager Gio Reyna have slotted in perfectly to a side that includes Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, which has left Lambert dreaming of an elusive league title.
He added: “Sancho, Haaland and Bellingham don’t need any pressure on them, they still need time because they are still developing.
“But if they get that title they will never have experienced anything like it.
“When you play infront of that crowd, they drive you on and it’s an incredible place to play.
“Do they need a title? Yeah, the fans want a title the club want a title and hopefully their long-term careers go on at Dortmund.
“What I realised is that you don’t realise how big the club is until you leave.
"So I’d love for them to do it this year.”
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