England are flying at the World Cup in Qatar. They breezed through Senegal in the Round of 16 with goals from Henderson, Kane and Saka. Jude Bellingham put the world on notice after delivering another sensational performance. His celebration with Jordan Henderson has lit up Liverpool fans’ hopes.
Bellingham x Henderson:
The midfield duo have become inseparable during the Three Lions’ quest for global glory in Qatar, with the pair lining up alongside one another in the knockout game. Henderson was the man to put England on their way, with an outpouring of emotion that saw him embrace teenage team-mate Bellingham becoming an image to symbolise the spirit and passion that exists within Southgate’s squad.
Bellingham has told England’s official Diary Room of a celebration that has attracted plenty of attention: “That was completely off the cuff. We have never even spoken about if I was to get an assist for him or whatever. Obviously we are spending a lot of time with each other at the minute, but that was completely off the cuff. But I think it has turned into something that is a little bit iconic.”
“To be honest, he got so close and I was thinking is this is what we are going to do, we have to commit don’t we! So I went and he went really hard, proper hard! That’s why my back is arched because I’m thinking ‘he’s proper hard here and he’s proper close’. I just had to turn a bit, lean forward and get into a bit of a more comfortable position. It was a good moment. It’s something that lives forever, those kind of celebrations, and hopefully people will be talking about it for a long time.”
England have a tough test in the quarter-final with France as their opponent. Fans expect changes implemented in the squad to cancel out France’s no. 1 threat- Kylian Mbappe.