Plenty of Birmingham City fans have reacted to a message from Jude Bellingham on social media, following the 5-4 defeat to Leeds United in the Championship yesterday.
Bellingham has been one of the standout players for Birmingham so far this season and is building a reputation as one of the most exciting young talents in the country.
The 16-year-old midfielder scored his third goal of the campaign yesterday, as Birmingham suffered defeat in a nine-goal thriller against Leeds at St Andrew’s.
Helder Costa put Leeds ahead in the 15th minute and Jack Harrison made it 2-0 six minutes later, before Bellingham pulled one back for the Blues, shooting low into the corner past Kiko Casilla.
Birmingham equalised on 61 minutes through Lukas Jutkiewicz, but Leeds took the lead again shortly afterwards through Luke Ayling.
After Jeremie Bela had equalised again for the Blues, Stuart Dallas scored to put Leeds 4-3 ahead, only for Jutkiewicz to equalise again in the 91st minute.
Just when the game looked set to end in a draw, Wes Harding turned Ayling’s cross into his own net to win it for Leeds and send the Whites top of the Championship table.
After the game, Bellingham took to social media to reflect on the defeat and sent a message to Blues fans on Twitter. The teenager insisted that he felt the result was harsh on Birmingham, but admitted that it was nice to get back on the scoresheet.
— Jude Bellingham🧞♂️ (@BellinghamJude) December 29, 2019
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Plenty of Birmingham fans were quick to react to Bellingham’s message, here is a look at some of the best reactions from Blues supporters…
Class act Jude 💙
— Matthew Ivory (@mattivory94) December 29, 2019
Great fight today thats all that matters win or lose ….congratulations on scoring son KRO!
— matthew voyce (@VoyceMatthew) December 29, 2019
You are something else!! 👏👏 keep right on 💙
— Angie (@treetoppalace86) December 29, 2019
You are the best player on that pitch, week in week out. Showing the experienced how it’s done and you’re still not aloud to drink legally….absolute diamond player.
— Joe Harris (@Joey_MiloHarris) December 29, 2019
You and sunjic are the best players in the team I just hope you stay you have the world at you’re feet and are out to the top hopefully with blues Kro Jude
— Duncan J Green (@DuncanJGreen1) December 29, 2019
Great goal and performance today jude kro
— Phil (@Phil95412375) December 29, 2019
You are inspirational Jude. We forget that you're only 16. We love your enthusiasm & love for the Blues. KRO lovely. XX
— Julie Pearce (@pearcejulie549) December 29, 2019
Thought you were tremendous today young man & took your goal very well, keep on keeping right on 👏🏼👏🏼
— Steve Bannister (@stpatban1) December 29, 2019
Top talent great performance from someone so young well played lad MOT.
— R.Cartwright 💙💛 (@rogercart57) December 29, 2019
Brilliant performance today Jude, MOTM. Your passion is 🔥KRO 🔵⚪️
— Lee Hill (@lhill001) December 29, 2019
Take a bow what an incredible footballer 16 and takes that pitch like a veteran leader every game always 100% never hides never backs out of a challenge you are going to be a top top player and inspire so many young blues players to follow in your footsteps
— scott morgan (@scottmo94652001) December 29, 2019
Jude you were unreal today. The best player we have had in a long time. Proper fan favourite for many reasons. You have such a big future ahead of you. I just hope we keep hold of you for a while unlike butland, gray and redmond. 💙kro bro
— Mike Prince 🥀 (@Princey2k11) December 30, 2019