The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was a shining light in an England performance bursting with confidence as they saw off Senegal 3-0 in the last 16 at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday night. Bellingham laid on the opening goal for Jordan Henderson before leading the break which saw Harry Kane double England's lead on the stroke of half-time. Bukayo Saka's third of the tournament wrapped up a routine victory to set up a last-eight clash against the reigning world champions next Saturday.
The European Championship runners-up overcame heightened expectations and a nervy start in Al Khor to triumph with ease against this year's Africa Cup of Nations winners on Sunday evening. Harry Kane opened his account in Qatar - becoming England's highest ever scorer at major tournaments and moving within one goal of Wayne Rooney's record - after Jordan Henderson opened the scoring late in the first half. A smart Bukayo Saka clipped effort wrapped up a comfortable 3-0 win against Senegal that secured a return to Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday to take on World Cup holders France.
‘It’s the biggest test that we can face,’ England boss Southgate said.