Jude Bellingham is planning to stay with Real Madrid for the long haul after the midfielder impressed on the international stage once again for England
The Three Lions secured qualification for Euro 2024 on Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Italy and Madrid’s star summer signing was at the heart of the action, winning a penalty and grabbing an assist at Wembley.
After his man-of-the-match performance, he said: “I am getting a little better each time I play.
“With the big transfer the fact is I have to deliver, whether it is a goal or assist or a match-winning performance.
“[Madrid] is the club I want to be at for the next five to 10 years of my life.
“I am loving it there. Carlo [Ancelotti] basically said this position is where he sees me.
“I am loving football at the minute. My management at club and country are giving me the freedom to play it how I see it.”
Gareth Southgate opted to play Bellingham in a more advanced role in the capital and he was rewarded with a dominant performance from the 20-year-old.
Bellingham added: “Since the last few months I have been really working on my timing getting into the box and as I am arriving, I am arriving with a big hunger.
“It was a really good night for us. We all remember what happened a few years ago when they played us here.
“You always aim for progression. We are heading in the right direction and a very important win for us.”