Jude Bellingham jokes Three Lions fans should ‘sack work’ to watch England’s march to World Cup glory
JOKER Jude Bellingham yesterday urged fans to bunk off to watch England’s march to World Cup glory.
The wonderkid, 19, scored in a stunning midfield display during the 6-2 demolition of Iran on Monday.
Millions bunked off work and school to watch the game in Qatar, which kicked off at 1pm UK time.
Jude was shown a clip of fans in a beer-chucking frenzy at London’s Box Park as his header went in.
The Stourbridge-born Borussia Dortmund star asked: “It would have been one o’clock there? Half one?”
He joked: “Sack it! Don’t go to work when we’re playing!
“This is what you love seeing really. This is why we play, especially when so far away from home.”
Jude — the first player born after 2000 to score in a World Cup — told how he was unable to sleep afterwards.
He said: “I’m coming down from the high now and focusing on the next game.
“It’s difficult to sleep to be fair — I was up all night.”
But he added: “We have to back it up with a good performance and a good win against America.”
A win on Friday will get the side to the knockout stage.