Jude Bellingham reacts to Jamie Carragher’s TOTY front three, predicting ‘a lot of walking

Jude Bellingham said there would be “a lot of walking” in forward areas as he analyzed Jamie Carragher and Alex Scott’s ‘Team of the Year’ squad, featuring Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who was one of world football’s standout performers in 2023, joined Kate Abdo, Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards, and Alex Scott on CBS Sports‘ popular ‘Kickoff Show’ on Monday.

As pointed out by the American broadcaster, the voting period for EA Sports FC 24’s Team of the Year kicked off with some suggestions from some of the sport’s ‘most high-profile voices’.

For the men’s team of the year, presenter Kate Abdo teamed up with Jamie Carragher to form Team Blue while Micah Richards and Alex Scott partnered to form Team Gold.

As a rule, the teams were not allowed to select the same players, making for two unique lineups. So who did they pick?

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After the teams were announced, chief analyst Jude Bellingham was brought in to give his assessment of the men’s lineups, and he delivered some entertaining feedback.

Perhaps the best comment came when Jamie Carragher was praising their star-studded front line.

“Look at that front three,” the former Liverpool defender said. “I mean, could you ever pick a better front three than that? You’ve got Mbappe. The best player in the world right now. You’ve got…”

Bellingham was then quick to interrupt Carragher with his opinion, saying: “I don’t think there’s enough energy in there… a lot of walking.”

Micah Richards, a regular on CBS Sports, also said the front three of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane didn’t have “enough legs” to compete. Check out the brilliant clip below:

Here are the teams in full:

Team Blue [Abdo and Carragher]:Mike Maignan; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kim Min-jae, John Stones, Theo Hernandez; Kevin De Bruyne, Declan Rice, Jamal Musiala; Lionel Messi, Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe.

Team Gold [Richards and Scott]:Alisson; Giovani Di Lorenzo; Virgil van Dijk, William Saliba, Federico Dimarco; Jude Bellingham, Rodri, Pedri; Mohamed Salah, Erling Haaland, Vinicius Junior.

In a seperate video, Barcelona midfielder and World Cup winner Alexia Putellas was brought in to analyse the Women’s Team of the Year alongside Alex Scott and Micah Richards.

England duo Mary Earps and Millie Bright featured alongside Chelsea forward Sam Kerr.

Women’s team of the year:Mary Earps; Ona Batlle, Wendie Renard, Millie Bright, Sakina Karchaoui, Lena Oberdorf, Aitana Bonmati, Alexia Putellas, Sophia Smith, Alexandra Popp, Sam Kerr.

Putellas commented on the team, saying: “I think we would fight [to] win everything.”

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