During the recent international hiatus, Jude Bellingham kept herself occupied. Gareth Southgate summoned the Real Madrid midfielder for both of the Three Lions’ games.
While he did not play in the first game against Australia, he was essential in the team’s second match against Italy.
He started the game against the Azzurri in the offensive midfield position and played 85 minutes. During that time, he had one assist, two important passes, three dribbles, and one great chance.
Former England and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney recently weighed in on Real Madrid’s latest English sensation, calling him one of the best in the business, according to The Mirror.
What he’s doing is amazing. He demonstrated his talent and maturity by taking a risk and traveling to Dortmund – and it was a risk. Then to get to the next level at Real Madrid and begin the season the way he did with England has been fantastic.”
“He’s on such a roll right now. He is currently one of the finest players in the world. Rooney, who is currently the manager of Bellingham’s boyhood club, Birmingham City, added, “He’s in a purple patch.”
“In my opinion, he’s a future captain.” He’s incredibly impressed with how he handles himself, how he communicates, how he plays – at the age of 20, he’s already a leader.”