Paul Merson, a football expert and columnist has praised sensational England Midfielder, Jude Bellingham, suggesting that his consistency is out of this world.
“Jude Bellingham is absolutely phenomenal! For a 20-year-old to be consistently phenomenal is extraordinary, and consistency is the key. He is an eight or nine, even 10, every week! Putting in performances like he did against Italy, on the top stage, it’s mind-blowing,” he said.
England went from a goal down to book their spot in Euro 2024 in a comeback win against Italy.
Gareth Southgate’s side only needed a point to book their place in the highly sorted-after competition.
Jude Bellingham who got a goal and an assist received a standing ovation from the fans when he was being substituted in the closing stages.
“His mentality is incredible. To show such maturity and humility at such a young age, we’re lucky to have him,” Southgate said.
Paul Merson has also said that Bellingham is way ahead of his time. According to him, Jude is an eight or nine, even 10, every week!
The young star has had about nine Player of the Match awards this season, almost involved in a goal in every match for Real Madrid.
Football is all about decision-making. At the moment, he is making the decisions of a 28 or 29-year-old player and getting them all right, according to Merson.
“Only time will tell but I’m sure the challenge of the Premier League will appeal to Bellingham,” Merson said.
“If I’m being honest, I don’t think there is much of a challenge at Real Madrid. He’s ripping it up in Spain, but I half expected him to do that. I don’t know any good players that have gone to Spain and not done well.
“No disrespect to Real Madrid and La Liga, but I would like to see him in the Premier League one day, maybe in four or five years when he’s done all he needs to do in Madrid.”