‘Absolutely brilliant, he has got everything’ – Roy Keane hails Chelsea transfer target

Roy Keane
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Roy Keane has heaped praise on ‘absolutely amazing’ midfielder Jude Bellingham after his display in England’s 6-2 victory over Iran.

Bellingham got England to a dream start in the World Cup when he converted Luke Shaw’s stunning cross with a superb header into the top corner in the 35th minute of the match.

“Absolutely amazing, I think he is brilliant now. Absolutely brilliant, he’s made a point there about adding more goals to his game at international level, he does score at club level,” Keane said on ITV.

“He plays with a maturity, he’s got everything you want in a midfielder in the middle of the park in terms of his physique, his maturity, his decision making, his skill.”

He added: “This finish here is fantastic. You remember all the brilliant England midfielders over the years people like Bryan Robson, Scholesy, Lampard and Gerrard. 

“If you can add to that to your game, that final bit of adding goals. As I said I think he’s a brilliant player anyway and this is a brilliant goal.

“In his interview afterwards he comes across as a really good kid, playing very mature. The kid has got everything.”