Real Madrid forward Joselu played a crucial role in his side’s 2-1 win over Getafe. A game, that was largely marred by the opponent’s resolute defensive setup, was ultimately rescued by none other than Jude Bellingham’s injury-time winner.
Meanwhile, it was a special night for Joselu as he scored his first goal for his new team. After Getafe had taken an early lead through former Madrid forward Borja Mayoral, Joselu responded with an equalizer soon after the restart.
Joselu reacts to first goal for Real Madrid
His goal gave Real Madrid some comfort and while speaking after the game, the 33-year-old said that his team deserved to win the game.
“I think we deserve the win. We did a very good job offensively and we created many chances. Getafe made it very difficult for us, but the Bernabeu pushed us. These people are incredible and Madrid never give up,” he was quoted by MARCA.
Speaking about the comeback, he added, “It’s a shame to start behind on the scoreboard, but the team worked and came out convinced that we were going to come back and it was a hard-fought and deserved victory.
“At half-time, we talked that the idea was the same, which was putting balls into the area. The people who have come on from the bench gave us a lot and the team has given everything,” he explained.
About his goal, he added, “I feel very good and I was hoping the referee wouldn’t disallow my goal. I feel comfortable here. We worked and kept going with the passion to win, that’s football, the win was deserved today.” he explained.
Lastly, the striker also shared his thoughts about the environment of Santiago Bernabeu, saying, “It’s impressive, empty it’s incredible, and with our people even more so.
“The number 12 factor to come back like today is them. The stadium is beautiful, one of the most beautiful in the world. It’s the best stadium and so are the fans.”
Brahim Diaz reflects on ‘special’ game
Meanwhile, a certain Brahim Diaz, who came on as a substitute replacing Luka Modric in the 77th minute, also shared his thoughts on the game.
“It’s a special game, especially for me, as I’m playing at home again. And to do it with the typical comeback even more so.
“This result means we are doing very well. We are an incredible group. We did it like Real Madrid always does, which is to play until the end,” he said.
When asked about the match winner, Jude Bellingham, the former AC Milan winger said, “With Jude, we had a connection off the pitch, from the very beginning. On the field too. He’s one of a kind.”
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.