Real Madrid’s preseason tour in the United States of America has been nothing short of paradise up to this point. The Merengues have played two games and won both, albeit in starkly different scorelines.
After beating AC Milan over the weekend, Real Madrid took on Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United in a fierce battle on Wednesday and secured a 2-0 victory.
Across the two games Real Madrid have taken part in so far, it is safe to say that Jude Bellingham has stolen most of the limelight.
The new signing made his debut with a start against the Rossoneri and produced a stellar show before scoring his first goal in the white colours against the Red Devils.
Bellingham ‘having fun’ at Real Madrid
Bellingham made time to talk to the media after the game at the NRG Stadium to share his thoughts on a limited spectrum of topics.
When asked if he had imagined playing for Real Madrid to be like this, he said (h/t Arancha Rodriguez): “I didn’t know it would be this fun, to be honest. I’m having so much fun everyday in training, off the pitch.
“The lads are just brilliant, they’ve taken me under their wing. I’m learning and enjoying a lot.”
The youngster was asked to comment on the possible arrival of Kylian Mbappe to the club during the ongoing transfer window.
Bellingham, however, was unfazed and stated that his concentration was only on the game and away from rumours of the market, saying: “I know why you’re asking me this, but I’m focused on the pitch & giving my maximum.”
He also went on to express his happiness over netting his first for Real Madrid against a difficult opponent, saying: “I hope this goal is the first of many.”
With Real Madrid being perennial contenders across all fronts that they participate in, it is often difficult to define a successful season for Los Blancos.
When asked about the team’s goal for the upcoming campaign, Bellingham said: “The goal is to win all the titles.”
Finally, he shared his thoughts on the upcoming pre-season El Clasico against Barcelona and hinted towards a hard-fought duel between Spain’s two top teams.
“It will be a very important game. The games so far have not felt like friendlies, and I can imagine that the Clasico will not feel like one either.
“We are looking forward to it. It will be a fun game and we will try to win it,” he said.
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.