‘He provides gamechanging moments’: Southgate lauds Bellingham’s late show

England manager said he considered subbing midfielderBellingham’s 95th-minute equaliser set up Slovakia win

Gareth Southgate admitted he ­considered taking Jude Bellingham off before the midfielder saved England from crashing out of Euro 2024 by scoring a stoppage-time bicycle kick that Harry Kane called one of the best goals in the country’s history.

Southgate, who also thought about substituting Kane before the captain’s extra-time winner in a nervy last‑16 tie with a heartbroken Slovakia, was seconds from an embarrassing defeat before Bellingham altered the narrative with an astonishing equaliser.

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