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'I know how hard it can be when there is clamour' - Bellingham on Mainoo

Kobbie Mainoo
Kobbie Mainoo

Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham was asked about the performance of Manchester United's Kobbie Mainoo on Tuesday, after the 18-year-old made his first senior England start in the 2-2 draw with Belgium.

Bellingham, 20, netted the leveller late on at Wembley and has experienced similar media attention in the past, when he burst on to the international scene in 2020 at the age of 17.

"He was good tonight," said Bellingham to Channel 4 when asked about Mainoo's performance.

"I know how hard it can be when there is there is clamour and people put pressure on you.

"He is a brilliant player and I am sure he is going to have a great career at Manchester United, and hopefully for England as well."

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