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Jude Bellingham’s response speaks volumes after Joe Cole compares him to Gerrard



Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham was the star of the show at Hampden Park, scoring and assisting to help England pick up a 3-1 friendly win over Scotland

Jude Bellingham spoke about his performance post-match(Channel 4)

Jude Bellingham has told England fans that there is much more to come from him, despite Joe Cole hailing him as better than Steven Gerrard at the same age.

Bellingham was the star of the show in England’s 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday night, scoring one and assisting one at Hampden Park. Phil Foden opened the scoring by diverting Kyle Walker’s low cross past Angus Gunn before Bellingham seized on a mistake by Andy Robertson to fire in a second minutes later.

Harry Maguire put into his own net from Robertson’s cross to make it 2-1 and give Scotland hope of a comeback. But Bellingham showed his talent with an eye-catching turn and pass for Harry Kane to fire in and make the game safe.

It was a stunning performance from the 20-year-old midfielder, who earned rave reviews from former England winger Cole. “People have compared him to Steven Gerrard,” Cole said on Channel 4.

“I played with Steven Gerrard and he was an absolute genius of a player, but Stevie himself, I think he said, even at 20 years of age, he didn’t have all the clubs in the bag that Jude’s got. It’s frightening to think how good he can be.

“The discussion is just about where do you think you’re going to get the best out of him? Do you play with two behind him, do you play with [James] Maddison in front of him to bounce passes off? There are so many options for England.”

Pundits and fans alike were dazzled by Bellingham’s display in Glasgow, but the man himself was still dwelling on his under-par performance in the 1-1 draw against Ukraine on Saturday. “I wasn’t happy with how I played in Poland against Ukraine,” he told Channel 4. “I think I showed a level that wasn’t anywhere near my best and I think that’s always the motivation, to get back to your best and I think that was close to it tonight.”

Jude Bellingham was excellent against Scotland(Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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