An English midfielder, Jude Bellingham is blazing a trail in his initial appearances with Real Madrid, attracting widespread attention in La Liga.
Bellingham has already demonstrated his prowess on the field after sealing a noteworthy transfer from Borussia Dortmund at a staggering fee of 103 million euros this summer. With a tally of five goals in his first five La Liga encounters, he’s become a force reckoned with in the Spanish premier league.
So far, Real Madrid has witnessed a flawless inception to their domestic campaign, clinching victory in every match. Yet, the true examination of their mettle is poised to commence with the onset of the Champions League later this week.
Bellingham’s ‘Second’ Debut
At 20, Bellingham is gearing up for another significant milestone in his career – his ‘second’ debut with Los Blancos. This critical match against Union Berlin at the iconic Santiago Bernabeu is more than another game for Madrid, especially given their aspiration to redeem themselves following last season’s semi-final defeat to Manchester City.
In a strategic move, Madrid has gradually phased out veterans like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, entrusting the midfield to younger talents, including Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Fede Valverde.
Adorning the revered No. 5 jersey, previously worn by legend Zinedine Zidane, Bellingham has swiftly cemented himself as a beloved figure among the Madrid faithful. His expressive goal celebrations have captivated fans, forming a connection that seemed to elude the previous star, Gareth Bale.
The young talent seems to have struck a chord with the fans, with his skills being acclaimed through renditions of the Beatles’ classic “Hey Jude”. Reflecting on this tribute, Bellingham shared, “I got goosebumps when they sang ‘Hey Jude’ at the end.”
Bellingham has not only won hearts but also demonstrated leadership and skill, notably steering England to the quarter-finals of the World Cup at the tender age of 19.
Future Ahead Under Ancelotti’s Guidance
Guided by coach Carlo Ancelotti, Bellingham has been positioned predominantly as a number 10, offering a potent blend of physicality and agility, complementing the swift Brazilian forwards Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.
His adeptness at finding the net has significantly mitigated the impact of Karim Benzema’s exit. While Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe remains in the backdrop, Bellingham has firmly established himself as a crucial player in Ancelotti’s offensive setup.
This mutually beneficial arrangement between Bellingham and Ancelotti harbours promising prospects, foretelling a luminous trajectory for Jude Bellingham in the ranks of Real Madrid.