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‘The best players enjoy the pressure’ – John Terry backs Jude Bellingham to live up to the hype!

Jude Bellingham has been the standout star of this England team and World Cup so far. He has been extremely crucial in England’s World Cup campaign so far as many big clubs are eyeing to snap him up next summer. Chelsea icon John Terry believes Bellingham is made for the big games.

Terry on Bellingham:

With his performances in Qatar, the hype is intensifying and, despite many outsiders being concerned about overhyping young English players, Terry says that he doesn’t believe that truly has an impact.

“The best players figure it out and find a way and actually enjoy the pressure and the hype,” Terry told GOAL. “I think in England the mentality is different. Sometimes you build players up to then knock them down. I think in other countries, you look at [Kylian] Mbappe, and he gets a lot of praise. I think the English players have to be probably a little bit stronger because the negativity of a bad performance or a bad few months can be a lot harsher than anything else.”

“He deserves the hype. He’s shown great experience for someone so young, and I think it shows the kind of character he is leaving the UK to go and play in Germany. To do what he’s done at such a young age is a big thing for a young man to do. He deserves the credit, he deserves the hype, because he’s been fantastic.”

Terry added: “What’s he 19? And now he’s playing in a World Cup, performing, scoring goals. He’s showing the maturity of a big player like a Steven Gerrard, who I know is his idol. It’s great to see. Listen, we hope to see him back in the Premier League but we obviously have to respect that he’s playing in Germany at the moment and we’ll see what happens with him.”

Bellingham is set to lead England into a World Cup quarter-final clash with France on Saturday, with the Three Lions set for a tough match against the defending champions. 

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