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Jose Mourinho comments on Real Madrid superstar Jude Bellingham’s celebration: “It’s not arrogance”

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Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has said that Jude Bellingham’s celebration does not reflect any kind of arrogance, rather it shows his strong character that says, ‘I did it again’.

“When Jude Bellingham scores and opens his arms to celebrate, it shows character. It’s not arrogance, it’s just ‘here I am, I did it again,'” Mourinho told FIVEUK.

“When you see the kid [Bellingham], you see someone with a big personality,” he added. 

Bellingham’s celebration of opening his arms out wide has become a trademark festivity within the Real Madrid squad as even when he is not playing on the field, his teammates make sure his presence is felt.

Joselu and Brahim Diaz recently did it

Real Madrid recently faced a setback in their La Liga title pursuit as they were held by Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. The opening goal of the match was scored by Joselu, and its confirmation required an extensive VAR review, lasting almost three minutes.

Joselu did a Bellingham-esque celebration against Rayo Vallecano. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Upon the official confirmation of the goal, Joselu chose a unique celebration that seemed to pay homage to Bellingham’s iconic style.

Displaying a gesture reminiscent of Bellingham, the striker extended his arms and lifted them towards the sky as he ran towards the corner flag to mark the goal. 

Before Joselu’s tribute, Brahim Diaz, who scored the only goal against RB Leipzig in Madrid’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg tie against the Germans paid his respect to the injured star.

“I love [Bellingham]. From the first moment, we’ve got on well. I’m helping him with his Spanish. He’s a world-class player, I enjoy playing with him. Apart from the charisma he has, he’s a great person,” said Diaz about his teammate after scoring a wonderful solo goal.

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  1. Duncan

    February 21, 2024 at 2:21 pm

    Jude is an excellent player with an outstanding personality and very influential character and yet very humble.
    At his young age, he is a leader. He will make a great name at Madrid and world football at large.

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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