Jude Bellingham has pledged to win a major trophy for England following the country’s World Cup defeat to France.
The Borussia Dortmund superstar was once again a standout talent as his side lost 2-1 to the defending champions at Al Bayt Stadium.
Goals from Aurélien Tchouameni and Olivier Giroud brought down the Three Lions, as Harry Kane scored a penalty but kicked another over the bar in the 85th minute.
The 19-year-old has undoubtedly sent his award through the roof with a number of displays well beyond his years, and it continued with his media dealings.
Despite leaving the pitch in tears full time, Bellingham showed his class again as he spoke to talkSPORT.
“We were the best team,” he said. “We created a lot of things and we started with a lot of routines that we had been working on, but we just didn’t really capitalize on the bigger chances we had.
“But we definitely felt like we were in control and a bit more dominant than them.
“It’s nice margins at this level with goals, decisions, penalties – they didn’t land on our side. We didn’t do enough to win the game and that’s the truth and that’s really disappointing.
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“I think we imposed our game very well. Their star players were nullified very well by our defense and we got through them well, we had chances and we didn’t take them and the nice margins cost us. “
Bellingham was understandably emotional full-time in Qatar but gave an honest insight into his feelings when the whistle sounded.
He said: “The overriding feeling is disappointment because of the way we came out. But the memories that will live with me in terms of learning in training and in games, playing against certain opponents – it’s priceless everything I took away from this camp and the tournament.
“If there’s one feeling I had after the loss and in that moment where I couldn’t keep my emotions to myself, it was: I have to have one.
“Whether it’s the World Cup or the Euros, the mentality for me is that I have to get one.”
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