- Jude Bellingham acknowledges that he still speaks with Erling Haaland frequently and that the forward has been encouraging him throughout the 2022 World Cup
- Both stars played together at Borussia Dortmund prior to Haaland completing a transfer to Premier League champions Manchester City in the summer
- Bellingham is expected to play a key role as England take on World Cup defending champions in the quarterfinal on Saturday, December 10
Erling Haaland has been sending messages of support to England star Jude Bellingham at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup being hosted in Qatar.
Bellingham and Haaland were teammates at Borussia Dortmund before the Norwegian secured a big move to English Premier League champions Manchester City last summer.
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“He's always really encouraging. He messaged me before and after the first game just saying, 'good luck' and then he said, 'well done'. He's a top guy.”
Bellingham has been one of the standout performers for the Three Lions at the World Cup having notched up a goal so far in the tournament.
Bellingham explains iconic World Cup celebration
Meanwhile, Jude Bellingham has revealed the story behind his now-iconic celebration with Jordan Henderson after the pair combined for the first of three goals against Senegal, Daily Mail reports.
After Henderson's first-half goal against the African champions, Bellingham placed his forehead on Henderson's in a celebration that has now gone viral.
The 19-year-old went on to say that he hoped to have shared a small piece of Three Lions World Cup history with supporters by encouraging them to talk about the notorious celebration "for a long time."
PSG President Confirms Interest in Bellingham
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has admitted that the club is interested in signing Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The 19-year-old midfielder is having an outstanding World Cup, having scored one goal and provided two assists in four games.
Premier League duo Manchester City and Liverpool, alongside Spanish giants Real Madrid, are also reportedly ready to scramble for the Dortmund star.