Roy Keane admits that he ‘LOVES’ England youngster Jude Bellingham as tough-to-please pundit gushes over Dortmund hotshot’s ‘scary’ potential
- Roy Keane has lavished praise on England youngster Jude Bellingham
- The 18-year-old was handed a starting role for the Three Lions at San Marino
- Keane said he loves everything about the Borussia Dortmund midfielder
- The former Man United star added that the 18-year-old’s potential is ‘scary’
Roy Keane has revealed that he ‘loves’ England star Jude Bellingham as the former Manchester United captain described the 18-year-old’s potential as ‘scary’.
Bellingham was handed a starting role in England’s 10-0 demotion of minnows San Marino on Monday, as they sealed their qualification for next year’s World Cup, with the former Birmingham starlet impressing with Borussia Dortmund.
Southgate has often opted for Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips in midfield, but there are high hopes that Bellingham will make that position his own having taken to senior football with aplomb.
Roy Keane has admitted that he ‘loves’ England and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham
Bellingham did have the ball in the back of the net on Monday but the goal was later ruled out
And tough-to-please pundit Keane has gushed over Bellingham’s quality, admitting that he ‘loves everything about’ the England star.
‘He has got a great chance, the kid,’ Keane said on ITV Sport. ‘We love everything about him.
‘What he is doing on the pitch, the way he speaks off it. He is playing week in, week out for a top club. Oh the potential for this kid… it is scary.’
‘I saw him playing for Dortmund recently in a Champions League game and he was producing passes that I didn’t think he had in his locker quite yet, and we are not seeing him week in, week out we just see the Champions League stuff.
The 18-year-old has impressed for Dortmund and England when called upon by Southgate
Manchester United legend Roy Keane described Bellingham’s potential as ‘scary’ on Monday
‘The potential for this boy. He is a good size, he looks like a footballer, he looks like a boxer. He is a strong, powerful boy and Gareth must be rubbing his hands together.’
Ian Wright echoed the sentiments of the Irishman, and predicted that Bellingham will be a starter for England in the next year.
‘He wears No 22, because he is a No 10, 8 and a 4,’ he added. ‘The fact is, he has got everything.
‘He will probably run a game like this but also when he is playing for Dortmund, he plays every single game and the maturity of him and his game is constantly improving.
‘As long as he can keep himself right, keep himself fit, you have to say in a year’s time he is probably a starter for England.’