‘Good experience’: Bellingham backed to learn after being targeted by Brazil

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Gareth Southgate believes that Jude Bellingham will grow as an ­England player after coming through the ­physical and mental challenge of being targeted by Brazil’s tough tactics.

Bellingham’s star status was underlined by his bruising ­experience during England’s 1-0 friendly defeat to the five-times world champions at Wembley on Saturday night. The Real Madrid midfielder tried to carry the fight to Brazil by getting on the ball and charging at them, only for his momentum to be blocked by some cynical challenges.

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