Teamwork makes the dream work

Jude Bellingham singles out England teammate after Slovakia victory


Jude Bellingham has praised England teammate Marc Guehi for his essential contribution within the Three Lions’ victory over Slovakia at Euro 2024.

England followers watched the ultimate moments of their nation’s conflict with Slovakia via fingers as hope appeared to ebb away because the clock ticked on. With Slovakia main the sport 1-0, an equaliser would show important in guaranteeing Gareth Southgate’s squad might proceed their cost in Germany.

Then, within the closing few moments of stoppage time, Bellingham bagged a spectacular purpose to provide England a lifeline, thanks in no small half to a superb help from Crystal Palace star Marc Guehi.

Guehi, who has obtained reward for his function in defence for the reason that star of the match, was the subject of dialog when Bellingham spoke to England’s Euro 2024 Diary Room.

The Actual Madrid hero mentioned: “Marc most likely made the most effective flick-on header in England historical past, and he’ll by no means take any credit score for it, however it’s essential he is aware of how appreciative I’m and the group is for his contribution.

England v Slovakia: Round of 16 - UEFA EURO 2024

Guehi proved important for England / Crystal Pix/MB Media/GettyImages

“He is essentially the most humble geezer, he thought I would let him get away with a bit of handshake however he is simply arrange crucial purpose of my life. I am actually huge on giving individuals their flowers, particularly after they’ve been pretty much as good as he has to this point this match.

“He is solely a bit of bit older than me, however while you communicate to him or are round him, you get the concept he is like 40 and performed three careers. He is such a pleasant man, you neglect about his bodily presence and taking part in in opposition to him.

“At any time when I see him going for headers, I feel it is nice-guy Marc after which increase, it is not-so-nice Marc. He is an excellent man, uncle Marc.”

Bellingham’s purpose, adopted by an extra-time strike from captain Harry Kane, allowed England to advance within the match. The quarter-final in opposition to Switzerland takes place on Saturday.