Following England’s 3-0 victory over Senegal, in the round of 16 of the World Cup, Phil Foden was full of praise for the English midfielder Jude Bellingham. The Dortmund star put up a stellar display again as England breezed past Senegal into the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup. Bellingham added another assist to his tally and was pulling the strings in the middle of the park.
England has never had a shortage of talent in terms of midfielders over the years. However, Jude looks like one of the best that they have produced. His technical ability on the ball, crossing, shooting, are some of his attributes that catch the eye. At just 19 years of age his game has developed quickly, and he already has 20 caps. It was after the game against Senegal that Phil Foden said in his post-match interview that Jude will be the best midfielder in the world.
What did Phil Foden say about Jude Bellingham?
In his post-match interview Foden went on to say that, “I don’t want to big him up too much as he’s still a young, but he’s one of the most gifted players I’ve ever seen.”
He then continued and told ITV, “I don’t see a weakness in his game. I think he’s got everything and he will become the best midfielder in the world, for sure.” Here Phil Foden has made some big statements about the young English star.
It is no surprise that Phil said whatever he did about his fellow English teammate. Jude has been phenomenal this season. His performances in the World Cup can back all the statements made about him. With a goal and assist in his World Cup campaign, he has won countless duels in the middle. His high work-rates and distance covered are off the charts.
Where will Jude Bellingham go next?
Birmingham City retired the number 22 shirt when Bellingham left for Dortmund. Mike Dodd who played an important role in his development said, “He would have been about 13 or 14 and like most boys that age, they want to be a number 10,” he further added that “I remember, we sat down with him and we said, ‘we think you’re doing yourself a disservice, we think you can do all of it. So we came up with, ‘we think you can be a 22.’
He has been Dortmund’s best player by far this season and with the way his World cup is going we could see him make a big money move. Many big clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United are eyeing the English sensation. Valued at around $115m, this number is only going to increase after the FIFA World Cup.