Real Madrid ace Jude Bellingham visits Hotspur Way with England squad
According to Football.london, Jude Bellingham recently paid a surprise visit to Tottenham Hotspur’s training facility, Hotspur Way, which left the young Spurs buzzing with excitement. This happened after England’s 1-0 victory over Australia on Friday night.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions team chose to establish a headquarters in north London rather than go back to St. George’s Park in Burton upon Trent as they prepared for their key European qualifier against Italy. They ended up in Hotspur Way, a place that is dear to Tottenham fans as a result of their unanticipated decision.
England now holds a three-point advantage over Italy for first place in Group C. Bellingham is anticipated to start in the middle of the park with Declan Rice and Jordan Henderson, making him as important to the team as ever.
The 20-year-old midfielder, who is presently a Real Madrid employee, took some time out of his day to talk with the aspiring players.
The opportunity to host the England international at Hotspur Way definitely served as motivation for young football players who hope to follow in his footsteps.
Additionally, Tottenham supporters joked around after the visit. Some fans joked that Ange Postecoglou should “lock the doors” when Bellingham made a brief appearance at the practice field to make sure the midfielder didn’t escape.
Hopefully, in the years to come, we will have a Bellingham of our own who will emulate the success he has had personally at such a young age in his profession.
Jude’s visit undoubtedly serves as a reminder of the heights young talents may reach with hard work, dedication, and the correct opportunities as Tottenham continues to build for the future.
Van de Ven features in dramatic Netherlands win
On Monday, Micky van de Ven again came off the bench as the Netherlands defeated Greece 1-0 in extra time to advance to the 2024 European Championship.
The center-back, who had just made his senior international debut against France on Friday night as a substitute, earned his second cap in Athens after coming on to replace Quilindschy Hartman with the score still deadlocked at 0-0 in the 74th minute.
He contributed to the hosts having no openings for the remainder of the game, and Virgil van Dijk’s penalty in the 93rd minute at the other end gave Ronald Koeman’s team a thrilling 1-0 victory.
On the basis of head-to-head competition, the outcome moved the Netherlands up to second place in Group B.
They now understand that winning their remaining two qualifying matches against Gibraltar and the Republic of Ireland will guarantee them a spot in the tournament finals held next summer.
Dejan Kulusevski got things going for Sweden during their Monday night Euro qualifier in Belgium, but due to an incident in the heart of Brussels, the game was called before the halftime mark with a score of 1-1.