“Huge potential, his stats already, 18, played in the Champions League last year, played for his country. Surely one to watch, it’ll be comfortable for him today nice to see his decision making today, his end product but one for the future.”
The former United captain commented on England’s opening goal, where Bellingham played a key part, and said: “He [Bellingham] won back possession, Andorra poor in possession. When England win it back, quick feet, [Bukayo] Saka nice cross, poor defending, he [Jesse Lingard] adapts not a great strike but it’s on target. But lovely feet by Bellingham and he’s shown great maturity.”
England’s midfield duo during their heroic Euro 2020 campaign was Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips, and Keane was asked if Bellingham could offer a differential in Gareth Southgate’s midfield: “Yeah possibly so, we have to be careful we don’t label him as a certain type of player.
“He should be able to do everything and from what I’ve seen of him so far he has all that, he has quality. We know over the next few years if he’s ready to step up to the next level, playing week in week out for Dortmund, it’s natural he’ll only get better.”