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Former Real Madrid star’s advice to Bellingham and Vinicius Jr.: “Enjoy the moment”

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We are approaching the halfway point of the new season and it is safe to say that Jude Bellingham might turn out to be one of the buys of the decade, as far as Real Madrid are concerned.

But as youngsters like Bellingham or Vinicius Jr. continue to raise eyebrows with their performances at Santiago Bernabeu, Fernando Morientes, a former Real Madrid player, has a message for them.

Morientes’ message to Bellingham & Vinicius

A centre forward, who had played for clubs like Real Madrid and Liverpool in the past, Morientes was recently asked to comment on Vinicius and Bellingham’s exceptional start to their Real Madrid careers.

“These are really good players. When you arrive at Real Madrid, you have important qualities, it is true that they have to settle down and they have to do more at this level,” he said (h/t RM4Arab).

Morientes scored over 100 goals for Real Madrid and has represented the Spanish national team 47 times. Talking about Bellingham and Vinicius, he hailed them as among the best in the world.

“Right now, these two are among the best players in the world. The advice I give them is to enjoy the moment. Success at Real Madrid is a difficult thing, but it will all come true with time,” he said.

Morientes was a star at Real Madrid back in his day. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Importance of fitness

Morientes further highlighted the importance of fitness and how injuries can potentially batter a footballer’s career.

“But without a doubt, the best advice is to take care of yourself 100%. Fitness and mind are very important for the level they are at. These days, success at Real Madrid is more complicated than it was in my time,” he added.

A host of Real Madrid stars have indeed failed at Santiago Bernabeu after falling prey to a cycle of injuries. Fans will hope Bellingham and Vinicius do not enter the same path.

Vinicius, in particular, has endured a difficult season so far due to a series of injuries. The Brazilian is currently sidelined with a thigh problem and won’t be available at least until February 2024.

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Real Madrid captain drops future hint – ‘Sometimes circumstances aren’t right to be a one-club man’

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Real Madrid are just days away from their highly anticipated Champions League final showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Once the final has been played, planning for the summer transfer window will be in full swing, with the topic of arrivals and departures likely to be discussed.

One of the players facing an uncertain future is Nacho Fernandez. The Real Madrid captain has yet to disclose his future ambitions, despite nearing the end of his contract.

Nacho opens up about future

While he previously claimed that he had already made his decision, a shift in tone can be observed now, with Nacho asserting that he will soon sit with the club and his family to evaluate the best course of action

For now, the 34-year-old remains focused on the Champions League final and does not wish to draw any unnecessary attention.

“Future? The focus is on the final now. After that, I will sit with the club, Ancelotti and my family and I’ll decide what’s the best thing for me,” he told El Chiringuito.

On his way out? (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

Fernandez acknowledges the fans’ support

Additionally, the veteran centre-back claimed that he does need a grand farewell to know how much the Madrid faithful appreciate him.

“That love the fans have for Toni is the same they have for me. I don’t need a farewell to know the fans love me,” he reflected.

Nacho has devoted his entire career to Real Madrid, rising through the ranks from the youth academy and spending over two decades with the Merengues.

However, he has alluded to the possibility of perhaps donning the colours of a different jersey.

“Sometimes the circumstances are not right to be a ‘one club man’,” he cryptically claimed.

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