Brahim Diaz is one of the few players who have joined the Real Madrid squad for the new season, even though the forward was coming on the back of a loan spell at AC Milan.
The former Manchester City starlet might not have played a key role in the Real Madrid setup so far this season, but he remains a promising option for coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Brahim Diaz’s presence in the Real Madrid squad has not gone unnoticed either, with Morocco coach Walid Regragui keeping a close eye on the youngster.
Morocco hopeful of convincing Diaz
According to AS, Regragui was present in the stands during Real Madrid’s most recent game against Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The player featured in the final few minutes of the game and made the most of his opportunity, notably creating a late chance for Jude Bellingham.
Regragui is well aware of Diaz’s talent, and as the player has Moroccan heritage, the 47-year-old coach is keen on convincing him to represent the North African giants.
Diaz’s international career so far
Brahim Diaz has featured prominently for Spain’s youth setups and even has two goals to his name for the U21s.
Thanks to his impressive loan spell at AC Milan, the playmaker has even made an appearance for the Spanish senior national team back in 2021, even scoring a goal.
However, Brahim Diaz has not called him up since and the chances look bleak as well, especially if the Real Madrid starlet continues to struggle with game-time.
With that in mind, Morocco are hopeful of convincing Diaz to represent the country over Spain, with the Africa Cup of Nations 2024 only a few months away.
Although the youngster from Malaga made his Spain debut back in 2021, he remains eligible to switch his international team. So it will be interesting to see whether or not the youngster dons the Moroccan shirt in the near future.
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.”