So, this is what happens when Gareth Southgate plays Jude Bellingham as a pure No 10. Real Madrid have discovered that it is a pretty good idea to have him in a high position, their new darling slicing through La Liga defences since his big-money transfer from Borussia Dortmund, scoring in every game. Here, it was Scotland’s turn to suffer.
England were excellent in the first half, Bellingham involved in Phil Foden’s deft opener and scoring the second himself. There is something irresistible about his fusion of twinkle-toed skill and driving power; his desire to be direct and hurt opponents.
Written by David Hytner at Hampden Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/sep/12/scotland-england-friendly-international-match-report under the title “Jude Bellingham takes centre stage to inspire England in victory over Scotland”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.