Saka, Foden, Keane hail Jude Bellingham after his man-of-the-match performance against Senegal 

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Manchester City starlet Phil Foden and his England teammate Bukayo Saka have heaped praise on midfielder Jude Bellingham after his performance in England’s 3-0 win over Senegal on Sunday.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was the star of the show as Gareth Southgate’s men beat the African champions courtesy of goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Saka. 

Bellingham assisted the first goal of the night, crossing for Jordan Henderson to score before also playing a part in England’s second, as he played in Phil Foden, who then assisted Harry Kane to double England’s lead.

After the game, Foden, who recorded two assists in the game, praised Bellingham for his performance and stated that the teenager has the potential to become one of the game’s elite players.  

Speaking to ITV Sport after the game, Foden said: “I don’t want to big him up too much because he’s still young, but he’s one of the most gifted players I’ve ever seen. I don’t see a weakness in his game. I think he has everything and I’m sure he’s going to be the best midfielder in the world for sure.’ 

Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka also spoke about Bellingham while calling it an unbelievable performance by the midfielder. 

“I always say he’s the future, but he’s the present as well,” Saka told ITV.

“He was unbelievable tonight, and he was everywhere on the pitch, and he was everywhere in the previous three games. I hope he can just keep it up.”

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane was also full of praise for Bellingham claiming he has ‘everything’ in his game.

“When it’s a bit tight, you need a midfielder to run and produce a bit of magic, and that’s what Bellingham did there. Brilliant,” Keane told ITV Sport via Sportsmail.

“This is what you want from a midfielder, powerful, strong, anticipation, a little bit of luck but it’s game over.

“He’s going to be a superstar that kid. We keep using the word but maturity, he plays like he’s played 100 times for England.”

Keane later added: “I’ve not seen a young midfielder perform like that for years. His maturity, his decision making, which is huge for a midfielder, the kid has everything.”