‘Takes huge b*llocks just to volunteer’ – Bellingham backs Saka, Sancho & Rashford after missed penalties

The teenage midfielder has thrown his support behind England international colleagues that failed to convert in a Euro 2020 final shootout

Jude Bellingham has offered his support to Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford following their missed penalties in a Euro 2020 final shootout, with the teenage midfielder pointing out that his England colleagues needed “huge b*llocks just to volunteer”.

The Three Lions saw their bid to end a 55-year wait for major international silverware come to an agonising and all-too-familiar close on Sunday when going down 3-2 on spot-kicks to Italy after a 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium.

Questions have been asked of how Gareth Southgate settled on his five takers, while racist abuse has been aimed in the direction of those who missed, but Bellingham is among those to have talked up the actions of a select few that stepped up under immense pressure.

What has been said?

Bellingham, who made three appearances at Euro 2020, posted on Twitter: “We win together and we lose together. 

“So proud to have teammates with such top character. 

“Takes huge b*llocks just to volunteer. 

“As for the racism, hurtful but not surprising. Will never get bored of saying that more needs to be done. Educate and control the platforms!”