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Real Madrid icon hails ‘incredible’ superstar for his seamless adaptation at club



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Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid are flying in La Liga this season and have the title close to secured.

Their success does not come as a surprise considering the star-studded dressing room they have, but it is clear that some names have provided that fraction extra to deserve a greater part of the spotlight.

Jude Bellingham is one such player who has made the attacking midfield position his own at Real Madrid. In just eight months at the club, he has made himself a household name and is one of the biggest difference-makers for Los Blancos whenever he takes to the field.

Cannavaro speaks on Bellingham

Speaking ahead of the game against RB Leipzig, legendary Italian defender and Real Madrid icon Fabio Cannavaro showered praise on Real Madrid’s prodigal midfielder and what he brings to the table in a team of champions.

“Jude Bellingham is incredible, I have been impressed by how he has entered this squad. He is a player with a lot of quality and personality.”

Fabio Cannavaro thinks highly of Bellingham. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

As emphasised by the Italian, it is indeed Bellingham’s incredible mental resilience and self-belief that has propelled him to a stunning start to life in Madrid.

With every passing game, fans and the management are only reminded of how even the €103 million price tag against his name was a bargain.

Unfair suspension

Bellingham should have been the hero when Real Madrid took on Valencia at Mestalla last weekend.

The Englishman found the back of the net in the final play of the night after a well-worked header but saw the goal disqualified as the referee blew his way midway through the buildup.

The youngster, understandably, was baffled at the decision and entered into a verbal exchange with the official who showed him a red card for dissent. Now, Bellingham will miss the team’s next two games in La Liga for what can hardly be labelled his fault.

Source: Real Madrid TV

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‘Will have to put my feelings aside’ – Bellingham on facing Borussia Dortmund in UCL final



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It has been a special debut season for Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid.

Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €103 million, plus add-ons, last summer, the 20-year-old sensation has become an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite his form declining a bit in the second half of the season, Bellingham has racked up returns of 23 goals and 12 assists from 41 games in all competitions.

A special game for Bellingham

Having won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup, Bellingham now has the chance to end the season in the most epic ways possible by lifting the UEFA Champions League, against his former club, in his homeland.

As such, Saturday’s UCL final at Wembley, against Dortmund, is set to be a special one for the young phenom, and he acknowledged as much during an interview today.

“It’s a very special game for me but I’ll have to put feelings aside. It’s been a great season, they’ve made me feel very welcome and I’ve enjoyed playing football with them,” said Bellingham, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

Bellingham faces his former club in the UCL final. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

When asked if he had been in touch with any of his former Dortmund teammates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event, Bellingham replied:

“I’ve spoken to Sancho, we said we’d meet there. He took me under his wing when I came to Dortmund and that meant a lot to me.”

On how Real Madrid can win the game

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he had sought any information from Bellingham to prepare a strategy to beat Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder himself was asked by the media as to how Real Madrid can get past his former club at Wembley this weekend, to which he replied:

“To win we will have to play at our maximum level, if we are at that level it is very difficult for our opponents. The staff are sure to do a great job analysing Dortmund, I trust them 100 per cent.”

Stressing how it is a dream for him to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Bellingham remarked:

“Winning the Champions League is the reason I’m here, I always dreamed of playing for this team, and this team is linked to the Champions League. I want to be a small part of their history.”

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