Former Real Madrid midfielder Ricardo Kaka has said that he is assured of Jude Bellingham’s skills and that the England international ‘has an impressive quality’.
Speaking in an interview broadcast by Real Madrid TV, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, the former Brazil international said that he is extremely impressed by Bellingham’s characteristics.
“I love it. He is a very young player and has impressive qualities. He is very modern and physically very strong. He is always very well-positioned on the field and gets very close to the goal. He will give the fans a lot of joy,” said Kaka.
The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner added that he sees the current Real Madrid roster as “a very strong, very young squad with a bright future.”
Furthermore, when asked about his take on his Brazilian compatriots Vinicius Jr, Eder Militao, and Rodrygo, he said,
“For us, it is very good to see these Brazilians doing very well at Real Madrid. Right now I am living in Brazil and Real Madrid is very strong.
“They are all very attentive to the Brazilians. They are very strong players and protagonists in this team. I am very happy that there are Brazilians being important in a team like Madrid,” he explained.
Meanwhile, it must be remembered that Kaka shares a very close bond with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Under the Italian’s tutelage, the former midfielder won the UEFA Champions League in 2007, beating Liverpool 2-1 in the final. While speaking about Ancelotti, he added:
“I had him as a coach for six seasons. His ability to manage great players like those of Real Madrid, this ability to manage ‘cracks’ and legends, is a very good skill.”
Real Madrid finished their pre-season tour of the United States of America with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Juventus. As a result, they ended the trip with two victories and two losses in four games.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.