Jude Bellingham Translates Impressive Club Form Onto England Duties and Carries the Three Lions to Outclass Scotland 3-1

Jude Bellingham Translates Impressive Club Form Onto England Duties and Carries the Three Lions to Outclass Scotland 3-1

Real Madrid‘s new summer signing Jude Bellingham, who have already notched 5 goals and 1 assist in 4 Spanish La Liga games for his new club in the 2023/2024 Season, translates his incredible scoring spree and form onto international stage last night, helping England to overcome Scotland 3-1 at Hampden Park. The 20-year-old midfield sensation was deployed as a no. 10 instead of his usual role of no. 6 or no. 8 for the Three Lions by manager Gareth Southgate and he capitalised the opportunity to thrive at international duties, scoring a goal and setting up another during the 90 minutes plus added time.

Jude Bellingham Is England’s New No. 10

The game between Scotland and England was not an usual friendly match, as it was the 150th anniversary of the oldest fixture in the history of football, with the first match between the two British countries played back in 1873. This Battle of Britain saw Jude Bellingham being part of Southgate’s five-man midfield, and joining the best summer signing of this season thus far in the middle park were Arsenal’s Declan Rice, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden. It is also worth mentioning that centre-backs Lewis Dunk and Marc Guéhi from Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Place were given a rare chance to start in England’s defence in this match.

The Three Lions drew first blood right after the half-hour mark, when Foden teamed up with Jude Bellingham before the penalty box, followed by the latter’s wonderful find of Rashford with his pass. The Manchester United no. 10, who knew he did not have the space to shoot, chose to send the ball wide for Kyle Walker and the right-back fired a shot at goalkeeper Angus Gunn. His powerful strike then hit his club teammate Foden’s feet before ending in the back of the net, gifting the 23-year-old his fourth goal for his country.

England wasted no time to build a two-goal lead. Just seconds after their first goal, the Manchester boys linked up well and teased the entire Scottish defence until Phillips decided to pass it to Jude Bellingham. The Real Madrid’s new star measured his chances to get a cross to the box but opted for a backheeled connection to Foden, who crossed it first time for skipper Harry Kane. The beautiful buildup play was almost ruined by the home side, but Jude Bellingham was there to intercept captain Andrew Robertson’s mistimed pass and slot home his sixth goal in as many matches for club and country.

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22 minutes after the game was restarted, Scotland countered on England’s failed attacking play, with a determined Robertson running all the way from the left side to the right. The Scotland captain found high-scoring midfielder Scott McTominay with his pass, who immediately brought the ball to John McGinn, before the Aston Villa skipper sent it wide to the charging Robertson. The Liverpool left-back’s cross was eventually converted into the England’s goal thanks to substitute Harry Maguire’s own goal. The controversial Manchester United defender’s mistake almost costed England the win, but fortunately Jude Bellingham was not going to let his country down in this memorable day.

With only 9 minutes remaining on the clock, Jude Bellingham received the ball from Rice in enemy’s territory and England’s new no. 10 dribbled past two opponents before striking a slide-rule pass to captain and Bayern Munich’s new no. 9 Kane to score. The goal was Jude Bellingham’s second assist in six matches in all competitions while Kane is now a goal away from 60 international tallies for the 1966 FIFA World Cup champion.

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Southgate: “I’ve Never Known a Player Treated Like He (Maguire) Is.”

Jude Bellingham may have provided a star-studded performance for England, which has already been the headline for the England media, but another news that are buzzing England football is manager Southgate’s comments on Maguire’s recent controversies. In an interview, the gaffer of the Three Lions said: “It’s a joke. I’ve never known a player treated like he is, not by the Scottish fans but by our own commentators, pundits whatever it is. They’ve created something beyond anything I’ve ever seen. He’s been an absolute stalwart in the second most successful England team in decades.”

He also added: “He’s been an absolutely key part of that. I’ve talked about the importance of our senior players, he’s been crucial amongst that. Every time he goes on the field, the resilience he shows, the balls he shows is absolutely incredible. He’s a top player, we are all with him and our fans were brilliant with him tonight.” England’s next match will be an international friendly against Australia at Wembley in October, before they host Italy for a 2020 UEFA Euro Final rematch at the same venue a few days later.

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