Jude Bellingham has praised Harry Kane’s ability to consistently deliver for England and admitted that he is really enjoying playing with a footballer of the Tottenham man’s quality.
Despite putting in some impressive displays during the group stages and sitting at the top of the assists charts with three to his name after the first three matches, Kane had come for criticism from some corners (The Sun).
The striker shut his critics up once again by delivering a superb all-round display in the round of 16 clash against Senegal, even opening his account with a composed finish as England emerged 3-0 winners.
While the 29-year-old was adjudged to be the Man of the Match, Bellingham also starred in the encounter, setting up the Three Lion’s first goal and then kickstarting the move that led to Kane’s goal towards the end of the second half.
The Borussia Dortmund man spoke after the game about Kane getting off the mark in Qatar and the experience of playing alongside the Spurs star.
When asked about the England captain becoming the nation’s highest-ever goalscorer in tournament football with his strike against Senegal, Bellingham beIN SPORTS (04/12/22 at 9:20 pm): “Incredible, isn’t it? He always delivers for us.
“I know there was talk about him not scoring in the group stages, but whenever it matters and whenever it starts to get a little bit bigger, he always steps up.
“Like I said, it’s a pleasure to play with someone who has that much quality and that much experience. I am just trying to do my bit to make it as easy as possible for him.”
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I thought Kane delivered a masterclass, particularly in the second half, with the way he intelligently dropped into space to receive the ball and with his switches of play. The goal will certainly take some pressure off the 29-year-old and free up his mind heading into the all-important quarterfinal clash against France.
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