Jude Bellingham's furious X-rated rant at England team-mates vs Slovenia in Euro 2024 clash

COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 25: Jude Bellingham of England reacts during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between England and Slovenia at Cologne Stadium on June 25, 2024 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)
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England's Jude Bellingham couldn't hide his exasperation during the Three Lions' lacklustre 0-0 stalemate with Slovenia.

Gareth Southgate's squad didn't secure a victory for the second match in Euro 2024, yet they still clinched the top spot in Group C with five points. Former Birmingham City player Bellingham, who nows plays for Real Madrid, found the net in England's first game against Serbia, which ended in a tight 1-0 win.

However, since then, he has been one of the less impressive players in subsequent games.

The young midfielder, who will celebrate his 21st birthday this coming Saturday, is under immense scrutiny. As the tension mounted, viewers caught a glimpse of Bellingham's heated moment during ITV's broadcast on Tuesday.

Near the end of the first half, with England on the hunt for a goal, the 20 year old vented his frustration at his fellow players. Jeremy Freeman, a lip-reading specialist, reported to the Daily Mail that Bellingham initially exploded after a corner was taken: "Hey, genuinely put in a f***ing pass.", reports the Mirror.

He didn't stop there, as Bellingham is said to have continued: "It's a bit late to control, f***ing pass."

During what turned out to be a vexing evening in Cologne for the £88million Real star, he notably lost more duels (seven) than any other player from both teams. Additionally, Bellingham surrendered possession 16 times, which was the highest among his teammates.

Despite Denmark's 0-0 draw with Serbia, England managed to stay at the top of their group, placing them on what is considered the more favourable side of the knockout draw. Speaking on the Rest Is Football podcast, former England striker Gary Lineker said: "In both halves, I thought Bellingham was sometimes on the left side."

"Jude had a bad night. After a great game against Serbia, he's struggled since. I think he chases too many lost causes."

While on punditry duty for the BBC, ex-England goalkeeper Joe Hart commented: "It just didn't quite work out, and he's had a couple of quiet games."

Despite the criticism, Southgate stands firm behind Bellingham and the rest of England's squad. "I understand it, I'm not going to back away from it," Southgate stated after the match.

"The most important thing here is the supporters stay with the team. I understand the narrative towards me. That's better for the team than it being towards them. But it's creating an unusual environment to operate in."

"I've not seen any other team qualify and receive similar. I understand it, I'm not going to back away from it but I'm very, very proud of the players for how they're operating within it."