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Bellingham in awe of the Bernabeu after Real Madrid home debut: “My legs were shaking”



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It has become a common theme to sing Jude Bellingham’s praises after a Real Madrid game. 

Four matches into the new season and the new signing appears to be the biggest talking point in Spanish football by far.

The youngster continued his stellar form in Los Blancos’ 2-1 win over Getafe earlier today, scoring the winner in the dying minutes of the match. 

Pouncing on David Soria’s sloppy save off Lucas Vazquez’s shot, the youngster had the composure to guide it into the back of the net and take home all three points.

The man of the moment spoke about the team being rewarded with a win after a hard-fought encounter and how it came about.

“We had to have a lot of patience. The fans have encouraged us a lot. With the goal I saw that Lucas Vázquez was going to shoot, that it could fall to me and I could score.”

“It wasn’t the most beautiful thing, but there is also a lot of mental work to judge where the ball is going to fall. I was calm and I shot. After the goal there was an incredible noise in the stadium, I hadn’t experienced anything like it,” he added, taking one through the enthralling goal once again.

The new signing then spoke about the team’s great run of momentum so early on in the season and the importance of the away factor in reading the results.

“Four out of four. It can’t be forgotten that the first three have been away from home. They are very tough matches playing on the opponent’s field with the rival fans and we got them out of the way.”

“We played well today. We scored a goal but the reaction was good. We won and you can’t ask for more,” he added on the team’s fourth consecutive win.

Speaking on what the Merengues changed in the second half to open up Getafe repeatedly with ease, Bellingham said,

“We played with more intent, we attacked with more speed, we circulated the ball more and we had a better definition. We dominated, and with this team we are unstoppable.”

“It’s crazy to play with my teammates and I always try to do better and catch their positive energy,” he continued, emphasising the belief in the squad.

Bellingham then ran back the clock to relive the moment he scored the winning goal against Getafe and described the atmosphere as the noisiest thing he had ever heard.

“The moment of the goal was the loudest I’ve ever heard on a football pitch. I couldn’t believe it. My legs were shaking when they chanted my name at the end of the game.

“I was signed for this and I have to keep it up. I felt the support every time I made a play. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve it but I’m very grateful. Every time I put on this shirt I give one hundred percent and I hope to continue like this,” he said.

Finally, the former Borussia Dortmund star was asked about how it felt to make his debut at Real Madrid’s home stadium, to which he said, 

“It’s a dream come true when I signed for this great club and even more so when you score and win. It is difficult to explain it in words. I am very happy but we have a lot left. My feet are on the ground and I want to continue helping the team.”

Source: Real Madrid website

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Real Madrid retain total confidence in Carlo Ancelotti despite derby disaster – report



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Sunday night was a disappointing one for Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Civitas Metropolitano.

The Merengues suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season as former striker Alvaro Morata scored a brace for the Rojiblancos while Antoine Griezmann was also on target.

Real Madrid might be feeling aggrieved by some of the calls made by the referee on the night but they were just not good enough to secure all three points at the Metropolitano.

Real Madrid retain full confidence in Ancelotti

Despite the disappointing performance and outcome, Real Madrid retain their full and total confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports Jose Felix Diaz (via RM4Arab).

There had been question marks about the team selection made by the manager for the derby against Atletico Madrid.

After all, the Italian opted to bench Joselu from the starting XI to bring in Luka Modric and shift the tactics.

Aurelien Tchouameni was also left out despite being one of the team’s strongest performers this season with Toni Kroos being preferred.

The Real Madrid hierarchy wishes for the manager to trust the next-gen midfield for the big games but Ancelotti’s selection indicated that he is still not ready to do so.

Despite there being some differences, the board retains full confidence in Ancelotti.

Ancelotti accepts blame for defeat

It was a disappointing performance from Real Madrid in their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far and speaking after the match, manager Ancelotti accepted the blame for the outcome.

“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. It’s my fault,” Ancelotti said.

With the game done and dusted, Real Madrid now turn their focus towards producing a strong comeback when they face Las Palmas later this week.

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