The midfielder has a history of match-winning performances as he pushes club and nation forward.
With each appearance for England, Jude Bellingham’s reputation increases, elevating him to the position of team captain and match-winning player.
Because of his appearance before to kickoff, Italy was overcome with Bellingham fever, leading manager Luciano Spalletti to refer to Giacomo Bonaventura as “our Bellingham.”
However, Bonaventura was confined to the sidelines as Bellingham once again humiliated Italy with a man-of-the-match performance.
The 20-year-old won the honor by seizing Harry Kane’s through ball to force a penalty that the England captain converted to become the first player in England history to score 60 goals.
After an Italy corner, Bellingham sprang onto a Phil Foden ball to start a quick counterattack, which Marcus Rashford subsequently confidently converted. This is when Bellingham was involved in the game-winning score.
It reminded me of how he ran down the middle of the field at breakneck speed to set up Kane’s World Cup goal against Senegal.
After scoring, he joined the Wembley crowd in a solitary celebration after briefly energizing them following a shaky first-half performance.
Although England has talents like Kane, Rashford, Foden, and others, Bellingham is bringing a Ballon d’Or intensity after his high-profile transfer to Real Madrid.
His name received the most applause when the names were called, and his performance in Spain, where he scored 10 goals and provided three assists in 10 games, did not go unnoticed.
With two games remaining, Kane added a third to guarantee England’s qualification from Group C. Italy, who won the Euro 2020 tournament by defeating Gareth Southgate’s team on penalties at Wembley, now has a lot of work to do to avoid missing a second straight tournament.
Bellingham makes it difficult to imagine anybody dominating in the same way in midfield, which might enable England to advance to the final and triumph in the 2024 European Championship in Germany.