After his impressive double in Saturday’s La Liga ‘El Clasico’, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti commended Jude Bellingham as ‘stupendous’.
Ancelotti expressed his surprise at the 20-year-old Englishman’s maturity, stating that Bellingham provided the much-needed spark for Real’s comeback against a dominant Barcelona side.
In a press conference, Ancelotti said, “(Bellingham) looks like a seasoned player out there due to his attitude. His first goal completely changed the dynamics of what was a difficult game for us.”
“I can’t deny that we are all astonished by his form, especially his level of play and effectiveness. He is omnipresent on the field.
“Today, he was marvelous and left everyone speechless with his fantastic goal from outside the box.”
Since joining from Borussia Dortmund in June, Bellingham, currently the top scorer in La Liga with 10 goals, has seamlessly adapted to Spanish soccer.
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“Bellingham has the potential to easily score 20 or 25 goals this season,” said the Italian tactician.
“Although we don’t consider him a goal scorer, at the moment he is finding the back of the net frequently, but we also expect goals from our strikers.”
Midfielder Luka Modric, who provided the assist for Bellingham’s winning goal, also praised his teammate for his remarkable performance.
“It feels like he’s been here for a long time, not just three months. As they say in Spain, he hit the ground running. He exudes personality and character. It’s no coincidence that he has adapted so well,” Modric told DANZ.
“He’s an exceptional young player with extraordinary talent. I don’t think even he can believe he’s scoring so many goals… I congratulate him and hope he keeps up his pace. He can’t afford to slow down!”
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