Jude Bellingham just dropped a midfield masterclass for England vs Senegal, the lad is insane
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Yes, this lad is the real deal. England are currently 2-0 up against Senegal and Jude Bellingham is running the show in midfield.
The Three Lions were uninspiring in the opening half an hour, with Aliou Cisse's side testing Jordan Pickford on several occasions.
Bellingham stepped up in the 38th minute to take the game by the scruff of the neck. The 19-year-old darted through the Senegal defence to latch onto a Harry Kane pass.
He picked out Jordan Henderson in the box, who turned home the opener and his second international goal.
It managed to deflate a Senegal side who were resiliant in defence.
Ten minutes later, Bellingham played a vital role in England's second. The Borussia Dortmund starlet snatched possession from Pathe Ciss in his own half then dropped a shoulder as he entered the opposition half.
He picked out Phil Foden out wide with the Manchester City winger playing a first-time pass to Kane. The England captain made no mistake from close range, firing past Edouard Mendy.
Fans online have reacted to the youngster's performance and they're convinced he's already world class.
One person said: "Jude Bellingham is special at such a young age."
Another put: "We all owe Birmingham an apology for laughing when they retired Bellingham’s number. They knew."
A third said: "Jude Bellingham is absolutely outrageous for 19-years-old."
Someone tweeted: "He'd improve any team in the world right now."
It was also summed up with: "The lad is simply unbelievable."
"You weren't going to keep him off the scoresheet for long!" 😏— ITV Football (@itvfootball) December 4, 2022
Harry Kane tops off a swift counter-attack to make it 2-0 to England!! 🙌🏴#ITVFootball | #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/3BsIX3m76F
On ITV, Roy Keane claimed Bellingham has all the makings of a 'superstar', praising his maturity despite being so young. You can't receive praise higher than that.
Bellingham has been linked with a return to English football in recent months. Liverpool and Manchester City are said to be interested, while Manchester United attempted to sign him in 2020.
If England defeat Senegal, they'll face France in a huge quarter-final clash on Saturday.
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Topics: Jude Bellingham, England, Football World Cup, Senegal