The 17-year-old impressed with a gutsy display in his side's 2-1 Champions League quarter-final loss to the Citizens, and was controversially denied a goal when he was deemed to have fouled City goalkeeper Ederson in the race to win a through ball, which he subsequently tapped into the empty net.
Bellingham also played a key role in his side's equaliser, which saw him bamboozle opposition midfielder Rodri with a mesmerising run, before knocking a neat pass into the feet of Erling Haaland, who in turn set up Marco Reus for his cooly-taken finish.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, ex-England and Manchester United ace Owen Hargreaves didn't hold back when it came to praising the youngster, and contended: “I think Bellingham will start for Gareth (Southgate) 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. Bellingham has got the lot, he's special. He gives you a bit more power in the midfield.
“Mason Mount's going to start. If you play Declan (Rice) and Bellingham just in front… Gareth has unbelievable options but Bellingham is playing in a Champions League game like this. I don't care if he's 17, he's playing up to the level.”
The two sides meet again in the second leg next Wednesday, and, with an away goal in the locker, a 1-0 home win would see BVB progress to the semi-finals.