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Jude Bellingham fires clear response to James Maddison after England Euro 2024 snub

Jude Bellingham has reacted James Maddison's England snub
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Jude Bellingham shared a confounded reaction to James Maddison being snubbed from the 26-man England squad for Euro 2024 after the Tottenham midfielder delivered his verdict.

The 27-year-old, who was picked as part of the 33-man provisional training camp for warm-up matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland, has been cut alongside Curtis Jones from the Three Lions contingent. It comes as Gareth Southgate prepares to finalise his squad ahead of their first group game against Serbia on June 16.

Reacting to not being included in the final squad, Maddison said on social media: "Devastated doesn’t quite cut it. Trained well and worked hard all week but if I’m honest with myself, my form for Spurs when coming back from injury in the second half of the season probably wasn’t at the levels I had set which gave Gareth a decision to make.

"I still thought there would be a space for me in a 26 man squad as I feel I bring something different & had been a mainstay in this whole qualifying campaign for Euro 2024 in Germany but the manager has made the decision and I have to respect that. I’ll be back, I have no doubt.

"Wishing the boys all the luck in the world out in Germany, unbelievable group and lads that I literally call some of my best friends. I genuinely hope football comes home."

In the comments section of his Instagram version, Real Madrid star Bellingham expressed his emotion of seeing Maddison snubbed. The 20-year-old, who lifted the Champions League last Saturday, posted a single confounded face emoji, which expresses strong emotions such as frustration, anger, and helplessness.

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Meanwhile, Bellingham was not the only current England star to comment on the post. Manchester United defender Harry Maguire posted two love heart emojis, while Spurs team-mates Brennan Johnson, Pedro Porro, Pape Matar Sarr and Ryan Sessegnon shared their support for Maddison.

Ex-Leicester and Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater said: "Been there mate.. head up n enjoy the summer. Smash it again next season," which was followed by a person raising hands in celebration emoji and a fire emoji. John Terry and Dominic Solanke both commented, with the former using a fist pump emoji and a blue love heart emoji, having worked with the midfielder during their time at Leicester.

Former Hull and Fulham star Jimmy Bullard, however, slammed Southgate for not including Maddison. He wrote: "Chin up my son... as I've always said you belong there... with another manager in charge I believe you would be... And remember your the b*****," with the person raising hands in celebrating emoji and the love heart emoji.

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