Jude Bellingham's Stellar Start at Real Madrid
|Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid runs with the ball during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Mendizorroza on December 21, 2023 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain(Image-Getty)
Jude Bellingham moved from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid in a summer transfer for £89m. This young Englishman came to the attention of Real after showing great skills in Dortmund. However, there was a bit of doubt about whether he would be able to match himself from the beginning if he could handle the pressure of a big club like Real. The big club, however, has instead energized Bellingham. Matched himself from the first match.
Bellingham also reached Cristiano Ronaldo's milestone on his way to 5 goals in his first 4 matches. Bellingham is the second player to score in the first four league games for Real this century. But he did not stop there. 21 matches for Real with 17 goals and assisted 5 more goals.
Among them, Bellingham also won the Copa Trophy for the best young player of the Ballon d'Or. However, this 20-year-old footballer does not want to stop there. Many want to win all possible trophies and score goals for Real in the new year.
Talking about 2024 aspirations, Bellingham said, 'In 2024 I want to win a lot of trophies, score goals and help the team. Also want to enjoy being a Real Madrid player more. To play at Real Madrid, you have to have a certain level of quality and mentality. The duty I am doing here is very fortunate. I try to work hard every day to be the best. And when you come to Real Madrid, your only goal is to win everything.'
Bellingham currently wears the number 5 jersey in Real Madrid. Earlier, the legendary Zinedine Zidane also played in Real Madrid wearing this jersey. Asked if he felt any pressure in this particular jersey, Bellingham said, "I am proud of my jersey number." Also I am proud to work with this coaching staff and this badge. I like to see it as luck. Not many players get the chance to play for such a big club.