'I don't care if he's 17' - Pundit backs wonderkid to start for England at Euros

Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham dazzled against Manchester City last night, and pundit Owen Hargreaves thinks he'll start for England at Euro 2020 this summer.

Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham has been tipped to start for England in Euro 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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.

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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.