A compilation of Jude Bellingham’s performance against Scotland has surfaced, and it could be considered one of the best displays ever by an England midfielder.
The 20-year-old delivered a stellar performance during the Three Lions’ 3-1 victory at Hampden Park on Tuesday, a match commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first-ever international fixture.
Bellingham exhibited magical footwork on the edge of the area in the buildup to England’s opening goal. He then found the net himself shortly after the ball fell to him inside the box.
The Real Madrid star later gracefully evaded two Scottish defenders and set up Harry Kane, who restored England’s two-goal lead following Harry Maguire’s unfortunate own goal.
Bellingham embarked on several mesmerizing runs and executed a couple of exquisite passes to his teammates, demonstrating his exceptional range of abilities. You can view a compilation of his performance below.
Jude Bellingham vs Scotland. People who don’t actually watch him play really tried to forced the “poacher” narrative. pic.twitter.com/ZghTDER5Bt
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Supporters were quick to react to his display, labelling him “the best midfielder in the world” already.
Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: “Nah some people don’t understand how mad this is. He’s playing at the top level and balling out every game at age TWENTY.”
“He is so so so good, he sees the pitch way different than most players,” another added.
“This is the best midfielder in the world man,” a third chimed in.
While a fourth tweeted: “Insane player, cant believe he’s only 20. Only going to get better and better, imagine how terrifying his peak will be.”
Bellingham, however, maintained that he could have played better during the game during an incredibly mature post-match interview.
“I wasn’t happy with how I played against Ukraine,” Bellingham told Channel 4.
“I think I showed a level that wasn’t anywhere near my best and I think that’s always the motivation, to get back to your best.
“I think that was close to it tonight. I used the last performance as a bit of motivation and I knew the game tonight was more than a friendly game.
“I still think I was involved in a lot of our good play, I just think for a longer period of time I could have been involved a little bit more and that’s on me to try and be a matchwinner.
“I wasn’t able to do that at the weekend clearly but the last two days that’s really drove me to try and perform better this evening and I’ve managed to do that.