Earlier in the week, Getafe coach Jose Bordalas made a splash in the Spanish footballing media when he made a claim about Jude Bellingham.
Bordalas said that Bellingham played a key role in helping Mason Greenwood join Getafe this summer, after his contract was terminated by Manchester United.
Bordalas issues apology to Bellingham
Bordalas’ comments on Bellingham and Greenwood raised a lot of eyebrows, and needless to say, it did not go well with Bellingham’s entourage.
The Englishman’s environment was unhappy with Bordalas’ comments, as he had not played any role in convincing Greenwood to come to La Liga.
In a recent media interaction, Bordalas issued an apology to Bellingham, stating (h/t The Athletic), “I wanted to clear up a misunderstanding there has been. I said that Mason Greenwood came to Getafe because he had spoken to Bellingham.”
“It has been clarified to me that this was not the case. I apologise. Mason arrived in a different way. It was our interest and they offered him to me and we were very interested. I just wanted to clarify that, it was not a bad intention,” he added.
Greenwood had found himself in all kinds of trouble a few years ago when he received allegations of sexual assault.
Following a long absence, Man United issued a statement earlier this summer, confirming that he will not be a part of the team this season.
As a result, Greenwood joined Getafe on a loan deal, in a desperate attempt to revive his career after a long spell without any footballing action.
The Englishman made his La Liga debut on Sunday, featuring in the win over Osasuna. Although the forward did not play a key role in the game, everything suggests he could be an interesting attacking outlet for the club this season.
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”