France supporters are already terrified by the prospect of facing Jude Bellingham within the World Cup quarter-finals. The teenager was excellent within the Three Lions 3-0 win over Senegal within the round of 16 and can be one among England’s key players within the match next Saturday.
England had initially struggled to get a foothold in the sport, with Senegal having fun with the most effective of the opening exchanges. The Lions of Teranga wasted good opportunities in the course of the opening half an hour with Jordan Pickford forced to make vital saves to maintain his side in the sport.
It was Bellingham who took the match by the scruff of the neck when England most needed it. He lay on an assist for Jordan Henderson’s opening goal while his driving run from midfield got the team up the pitch to for the second goal scored by Harry Kane.
His exploits towards the top of the half meant the Three Lions could cruise to victory within the second period with Bukayo Saka adding the gloss to the ultimate scoreline. The victory arrange a quarter-final with France and French supporters have already taken to Twitter to voice their concerns about coming up against the Borussia Dortmund midfielder.
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@Laa_Vista wrote: “Bellingham is simply too strong he’ll traumatize France,” while @Adam_mhh suggested he was already preparing himself for the top of France’s World Cup hopes: “Bellingham is simply too much what he’s going to do to France, I’m already preparing.”
Meanwhile, @Skeeend was concerned by the power of the French midfielders to cope with him. “Must see how England will beat France,” he wrote. “Bellingham goes to smash Rabiot – Tchouameni.”
France had secured their place in the subsequent round earlier within the day with a 3-1 win over Poland. Kylian Mbappe scored twice while Olivier Giroud also hit the goal in what was a snug win for Les Blues.
Gary Neville and Roy Keane sang the midfielder’s praises at half-time together with his strong performance a key a part of England’s win.
“He’s going to be a superstar that child,” Keane told ITV. “He word we keep saying, maturity, it’s like he’s played 100 times for England. Incredible performance.”
“He’s been absolutely incredible in that half, even in the primary 10 minutes,” Neville added. “He was the one which was hunting people down, he’s so young yet he’s got real quality and that composure he’s shown in that final third has been absolutely unbelievable.”