“Maybe he’s a liar,” Pep Guardiola joked after the game. And to be fair to Manchester City's manager, it really is quite unbelievable that Jude Bellingham is still only 17.
Guardiola was speaking after watching his Manchester City side defeat Borussia Dortmund and secure a spot in the last four of this year's Champions League, where they will now play Paris Saint-Germain for a place in the final.
It was a first for the Spaniard in City colours having fallen at the quarter-final stage in the last four seasons with his emotion at what proved to be the tie-sealing goal, scored by Phil Foden in the second-half, clear for all to see.
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