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The October international break is fast approaching, and it looks like Jude Bellingham will get a rest! He has not been called up to the England squad this time around, and should therefore get a much needed break.
Gareth Southgate was asked about the decision to leave Jude Bellingham and Mason Greenwood out of the squad, and he explained that it was a case of wanting to shield the younger players a little bit, because they’re shouldering heavy loads for their clubs. I think this is a great way for a national manager to treat young players, when he could easily be selfish and focus on the immediate need.
Mahmoud Dahoud’s Short Break
When Dahoud went down in the first ten minutes of the Sporting Lisbon game, it looked like it might be a pretty serious injury. There wasn’t a lot of contact, and he stayed down for a while, so it was a real concern that this could be an injury that puts Dahoud out for a significant chunk of the season, if not all of it. But the good news is that he will apparently only be out for a little while, or what Ruhr Nachrichten describe as a “short break”.
Borussia #Dortmund muss vorerst auf Mahmoud #Dahoud verzichten. Der #BVB-Mittelfeldspieler kann jedoch auf eine kurze Pause hoffen. Zwei andere Akteure könnten gegen #Augsburg zurückkehren: https://t.co/oTYxnSgwFc #BVBFCA (Foto: imago / Wedel) pic.twitter.com/d5WrqEsEY3— Ruhr Nachrichten BVB (@RNBVB) September 29, 2021
He won’t be available for Saturday’s game against Augsburg, but apparently Emre Can might be, so that will help cover for Dahoud’s absence. They also state that Erling Haaland’s fitness will be a game-time decision. Fingers crossed we see Can and Haaland in the starting eleven on Saturday!
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