Jude Bellingham has received praise from Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka, who call him one of the world’s most gifted athletes.
In Sunday’s round of 16 matchup against Senegal, Bellingham stood out with a masterful performance.
It’s possible that his World Cup performance against the African champions will go down in history.
The 19-year-old took the game by the horns and led the Three Lions to a perhaps improbable 2-0 lead at the break.
His excellent cutback to midfield partner Jordan Henderson, who scored England’s first goal of the game late in the first half, came after a strong run down the left side.
In the final seconds of the first half, Harry Kane finally scored his first goal in Qatar, and shortly after the break, Bukayo Saka added a third.
He’s one of the most talented players I’ve ever seen, Foden told the media.
“I don’t think he has a weak point in his game; I think he has it all. I’m sure he’s going to be the best midfielder in the world.”
Bukayo Saka said: “I always say he’s the future but he’s the present as well. Unbelievable.
“He was everywhere tonight, he was everywhere in the previous three games and I hope he can just keep it up.”