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Birmingham City: Jude Bellingham is away on national team duty

Birmingham City: Jude Bellingham is away on national team duty

Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham is now away in Poland with England U17s, as reported by The Birmingham Mail.

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This is his first time with the U17s, having taken the step up from U16s, and he will now be a part of the squad, announced last week, that will play three matches in the Syrenka Cup.

His step up on the international stage comes shortly after he scored his first-ever goal for the Blues on his home debut to secure a 2-1 win over Stoke City.

Bellingham has represented England at U16 level 11 times, scoring three goals and assisting twice, as per Transfermarkt, so a move up the age groups seems like a very natural progression for him, while the 16-year-old’s breakthrough at St. Andrews will have also helped his case for a step up.

His club debut came in the 3-0 Carabao Cup loss against Portsmouth, though he was a ray of light that came from a poor team performance, as he was given a rating of 7.5 by The Birmingham Mail.

They added: “Despite his tender age, the 16-year-old was composed on the ball and flaunted his impressive close control. A real bright spark on a forgettable night.”

He has since made two substitute appearances in the Championship, as per WhoScored, rounding off his positive start to the campaign with that strike against Stoke.

This truly has been a brilliant start to the season for Bellingham and he could even add his first appearances at a higher level for the national team to his achievements in 2019/20.

Everyone should, of course, not get carried away, but this could be a very exciting season for the 16-year-old.

Birmingham fans, how much of an impact can Bellingham have this season? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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