Owen Hargreaves backs Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham to START in England’s Euros campaign

Owen Hargreaves backs Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham to START in England’s Euro 2020 campaign after the 17-year-old’s stunning season in the Bundesliga

  • Talented teen Bellingham has been in superb form for Dortmund this campaign
  • He has already played 36 times in all competitions for the Bundesliga side 
  • The former Birmingham midfielder is England’s third-youngest full international
  • And ex-Manchester City midfielder Hargreaves backed him to start at the Euros 

Former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves has stated his belief 17-year-old Jude Bellingham will start for England at the European Championships this summer. 

The Euros were due to take place last year, but was delayed due to the impact of coronavirus, meaning the tournament is set to happen across June-July 2021.

In that time talented teen Bellingham moved from Championship side Birmingham to Dortmund and has impressed hugely in his first season at the German side, already playing 36 times in all competitions despite his tender age.

Ex-England midfielder Owen Hargreaves backed Jude Bellingham (right) to start at the Euros

He made his international debut last November, becoming the third-youngest England men’s full international of all time, and Hargreaves backed him to supersede all the other midfield options available to Gareth Southgate and make the starting XI.

He said before Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City: ‘I think Bellingham will start for Gareth at the Euros. 

‘His all-around game is so good, he plays like a grown man. He’s already a star and he’s going to be one of the best in a short time.’

Fellow pundit Joleon Lescott added: ‘The future is his oyster.’