Jude Bellingham: I’m no way near my best

Jude Bellingham has been phenomenal so far this season, and could easily be hailed as the best player in the La Liga, so far this campaign.

Bellingham didn’t fare too well for England during their Euro qualifier clash in a 1-1 draw with Ukraine, but came to his best as England defeated Scotland 3-1 in a friendly tie few days later.

Speaking about his performance, England manager Gareth Southgate said: “He doesn’t have a point to prove to us, we know he is a really good player. Saturday was not his best game but we weren’t at the level we wanted to be and we knew he has a fantastic personality to come back from that.

“His performances have been outstanding and one performance isn’t going to change that. As an attacking eight, or where he played tonight, he looks to get into the box. Tonight his athleticism to press was so important.

“Scotland’s system is difficult to play against so we slightly changed our system and he did that well.”

When asked about his Man of the Match performance against Scotland, Bellingham showed his top-class mentality, as he responded: “I wasn’t happy with how I played against Ukraine, it wasn’t anywhere near my best and the motivation is always to get back to your best.

“I got somewhere close tonight. It’s just a freedom role really. I get given the freedom by the amazing teammates and manager that I have [at Real Madrid]. I know it depends on the system we play, and we’ve got so many amazing players to accommodate, and so the team comes first always.

“I really enjoyed playing in that [same] position today. A lot of the lads felt like they didn’t perform to their level [against Ukraine]. That’s a great attitude to have, and still be able to take the positives into the next game. Having these big wins helps build camaraderie in the group.”

What a signing the young lad has been for the Los Blancos.