Jude Bellingham left in stitches by 'breast milk' confession after England beat Italy in Euro 2024 qualifier

Jude Bellingham England Italy

Jude Bellingham was left in hysterics after England beat Italy to qualify for Euro 2024

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 18/10/2023

- 09:27

Updated: 18/10/2023

- 09:38

The 20-year-old produced an assist as his side qualified for next summer's European Championships

England star Jude Bellingham was left in hysterics after Gianfranco Zola made a 'breast milk' joke while working for Channel 4 on Tuesday night.

The Real Madrid star provided an assist for Marcus Rashford as the Three Lions beat Italy to book their place at Euro 2024.

Bellingham has grown considerably since leaving Borussia Dortmund for Madrid back in the summer transfer window.

He seems to be getting better and better with each passing match and is now considered one of the best midfielders in the whole of world football.

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Jude Bellingham assisted Marcus Rashford as England beat Italy to qualify for Euro 2024


After the game, Bellingham spoke to Channel 4.

And he was left in stitches after Zola joked that he was drinking breast milk at the same age the England star is now.

Zola joked: "I have to say it makes me laugh this guy.

"At 20-years-old, I was still drinking milk from my mum and this guy is so huge. I'm very impressed."

Bellingham laughed as the comments were made and responded to Zola's quip by saying 'not directly'.

Spirits were high after the match with England overcoming an early scare to put their opponents to the sword.

Gianluca Scamacca put Italy in front in the 15th minute to silence the Wembley crowd.

But England then upped the ante to turn the game around, with a brace from Harry Kane and goal from Marcus Rashford securing victory.

Bellingham, though, was the best player on the pitch as the Three Lions made it five wins from six in Euro 2024 qualifying.

A draw against Ukraine last month remains the only match they've failed to win.

And Bellingham and England will be dreaming of going all the way when the Euros kick off next summer.

BBC Sport pundit Rob Green was another person full of praise for the 20-year-old for his performance at Wembley.

Speaking on Radio Five Live, he said: "Bellingham is just better than everyone else, and he knows it!

"He just thinks, 'I tell you what, I can run this game.' And he just goes and does it.

"He is one of the few players in the world that can identify the smallest of spaces and just beat an entire midfield. He has the drive, the power, the determination.

"His run and energy provided the spark for the penalty for the first goal, he bought Rashford space for the second goal by dragging defenders away.

"Just an all-round fantastic performance."

Providing he stays free of injury, Bellingham is likely to be involved in the next international break as well.

England are due to lock horns with Malta on November 17, having beaten the same opponents 4-0 earlier in the year.


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Jude Bellingham was standout as England beat Italy in their Euro 2024 qualifying match


The Three Lions will then go up against North Macedonia three days later.

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