Phil Foden expects Jude Bellingham to become world’s best midfielder after stunning England display


Phil Foden expects England team-mate Jude Bellingham to become the world's best midfielder after a stunning performance during victory over Senegal at the World Cup.

Bellingham has been the standout performer for the Three Lions in Qatar, from scoring their first goal - his first at international level - to dominant midfield displays, none more so than against the reigning African champions on Sunday night.

The 19-year-old set up Jordan Henderson for the opener, then produced a thrilling surging run to create the opening for Harry Kane's goal just before the break as England ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

And Foden, who produced two assists on the night himself, is confident Bellingham will be considered the best in the world.

He told ITV: "I don't want to big him up too much as he's still a young, but he's one of the most gifted players I've ever seen.

"I don't see a weakness in his game. I think he's got everything and he will become the best midfielder in the world, for sure."

Next up is reigning champions France for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.


Foden continued: "We're all buzzing with the result. We will celebration tonight but it's knockout football so we will have to recover tomorrow and think about the next opponent, which will be really tough.

He added: "They look like the strongest in the competition up until now, but we back ourselves on the day."