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‘Outstanding’: Micah Richards says £21m Tottenham player was even better than Bellingham for stages last night

Micah Richards has lauded Destiny Udogie following his sensational performance for Italy in their clash with England on Tuesday, with the pundit describing the Tottenham Hotspur star as the best player on the pitch at one stage.

Following the Three Lions’ 3-1 victory that guaranteed Gareth Southgate’s team a spot at Euro 2024, Richards gave an interview for The Rest Is Football podcast.

Following his debut for the Azzurri at the weekend, Destiny Udogie was given the opportunity to make his first start for Italy in the match.

It goes without saying that Luciano Spalletti’s team lost the match. However, Udogie was one player that performed exceptionally well during the game.

Micah Richards lauds Destiny Udogie after Italy display

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Matthew Upson said that Udogie was fantastic for the opening goal. He was the player to drive the side forward before the move which led to Gianluca Scamacca’s strike.

Udogie has received even higher praise from Micah Richards, who claimed that no one on either side looked better than the kid.

“Before he received a warning, I thought Spurs left-back Udogie was fantastic. According to Richards, “He was their menace down that left hand side.

He looked like a wonderful signing for Tottenham, didn’t he?” Gary Lineker retorted.

He is only 20 years old; they acquired him a few seasons ago, placed him on loan, and then returned him. He was the best player on the field up until he received his yellow card, said Richards.

Tottenham have a special talent on their hands

That is quite something when you consider that many will remember Tuesday’s game for Jude Bellingham’s performance. Bellingham was electric for the home side.

It makes a statement for Udogie to play alongside him for a portion of the game. Fans of Tottenham, meanwhile, might not be wholly shocked.

In the early going of the campaign, the 20-year-old has been outstanding. He has undoubtedly paid back the trust that Ange Postecoglou placed in him.He has possibly been the Premier League’s top left-back this year.

Right now, the £21 million transaction appears to be a magnificent piece of business. And the unsettling idea is that as Udogie plays more and more for club and country, he should only continue to improve from here.

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