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Wayne Rooney: Jude Bellingham is frustrated with England at Euro 2024

Wayne Rooney: Jude Bellingham is frustrated with England at Euro 2024

Wayne Rooney thinks Jude Bellingham is "very frustrated" at Euro 2024.

The midfielder scored England's opening goal of the tournament against Serbia but has struggled to make an impact in the following games against Denmark and Slovenia and Rooney is concerned about the player's body language.

The former Three Lions captain told the BBC's Football Daily podcast: "Jude starts the first game well but I’m sure he’d tell you himself he hasn’t the best games in the last two games.

"For me he’s looked very frustrated, I’ve been there exactly the position he’s in, even the game yesterday, you saw him throwing his arms up in the air.

"As a talisman for England and Real Madrid, I haven’t heard him speak. What is the reason for that? As one of the iconic players now for England in the squad, he should be fronting that.

"That tells me that he’s probably not quite right in the tournament."

Rooney added: "He’s giving it his all, 100 per cent, I don’t think that’s the problem. You want players demanding more from their team-mates, and I think that’s what he was trying to do.

"So, it’s not a criticism, it is a compliment in some ways but you just don’t want that to boil over to the point where he might pick up a silly red card."

Rooney also questioned manager Gareth Southgate's decision to omit Ben Chilwell from the tournament with the squad's only natural left-back Luke Shaw yet to feature at the tournament as he recovers from injury.

The BBC pundit said: "I was very surprised and really shocked that Ben Chilwell didn’t get picked just for balance of having a left footed player there.

"You’re talking about Ben Chilwell who’s playing at Chelsea and he’s played well for England in the past."

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