Jude Bellingham set to miss upcoming EURO qualifiers due to knee injury
The Englishman missed Dortmund’s last Bundesliga game
England have received a huge setback as their star midfielder, Jude Bellingham, is set to miss the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers. The Three Lions have two group-stage matches scheduled against Malta and North Macedonia in June. Gareth Southgate announced a 25-man squad last week.
According to reports, Borussia Dortmund‘s midfielder has been suffering from a knee injury. He was seen heavily strapped in recent weeks, and there are fears that he might need surgery. This is a concern for the national team as well as Real Madrid, who are likely to sign Jude Bellingham in the summer.
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Jude Bellingham missed Borussia Dortmund’s final league match. He was sitting frustrated and injured on the bench. Dortmund played a 2-2 draw against Mainz and were unable to clinch the Bundesliga title. Bellingham had no option other than to sit on the bench and hope that his teammates registered a win.
England will play Malta and North Macedonia in two qualifier matches. They won their opening two matches and are topping Group C in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Bellingham started in both matches but was unable to produce his magic on the field.
This season, the 19-year-old made 42 appearances in the league and scored 14 goals. He also created six goals for his teammates. Jude Bellingham won the Bundesliga Player of the Season award for his eight goals and four assists in 31 league appearances. He has made a name for himself in world football.
Jude Bellingham’s exit will mean that England will call up another midfielder. Players like James Ward-Prowse and Raheem Sterling will be in contention to replace him. As of now, Gareth Southgate will have to plan his team without the 19-year-old.