Jude Bellingham looked like he had been playing with Real Madrid for years! - Ian Darke | ESPN FCAug 13, 2023
uh in the end although the comfortable nights work for Real Madrid beating Athletic Club by two goals to nil uh to be more honest let's welcome Peter let's start with our commentary team shall we Ian Dark and Steve McManaman if you didn't see the Macca game? He spent most of the game talking about his goal, uh, that he scored against uh, Glacierville Bow, back in the day, he wasn't talking about his goal, he said, he said, I caught it, it was a very good goal, yeah, very good, We have won, yes, yes. exactly Ian Ian Macker Jude Bellingham, today's story is not him, oh, very much, so he is going to make the headlines not only in Spain but also in England and I agree with Ali, it seemed that he had
playingin the team , No?
years, yes, when you put him next to Chua Mani and Kamavinga, he
really stood out, but tonight he was a very promising star for his Real Madrid career and scoring a goal wasn't as good as mine either, but scoring a goal was
really great. and Dan using the old number five Zinedine sedan, sure, I don't know if you heard Steve McManaman score in the sandbox, oh my gosh, yeah, I know a lot of things, huh, meanwhile, Lewis and he said you've seen a big sign like Sid. Many players come to Real Madrid and that shirt was incredibly heavy.
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It was anything but today for the young Englishman. Yes absolutely. I think the word that defines Bellingham's performance tonight is assured. Didn't you feel it throughout the game? like he was in control, he felt like he knew exactly what he wanted to do, he felt like he wanted the ball and I think the most significant thing in some ways maybe is not only that he felt like he wanted the ball, but that he felt like his teammates. . they wanted me to have it, they were very happy to exchange passes with him, they were happy for him to go deep and start the moves should be at the top of the diamond, we'll wait for those moves to get to him and I felt that While he wasn't the type performance where you have a lot to be excited about in terms of highlights, it was all a performance by a man who thought, "You know what's right, I'm here." The place for me, yes, exactly, I think that Real Madrid is going to lack a leader or it is not going to lack a leader because finally I think that today it has
beenshown that Joe Belligan could become that leader, that player who can contribute. something different Benzema was a leader of the military front he should be the one to step forward and say listen, I'm going to help you guys, I'll be here for all of you and I think don't sell it like him, I think he met You're so fast when he jumped into the Domo and then he returned here to Real Madrid and today he showed what player he will become, what a player he is, he has done well everywhere in defense and in the attacking midfield, adapting to the tempo of the game at some point and much more in the second part when you look really tired because he definitely worked his tail off, you could see he started linking up with uh, with a cross with Modric, no one likes Alison, we already finished the job, let's move on.
Now, for us, one of the things that triggered me, actually, Lucy in the first half, the kind of, if you like his headline moments, we're actually a couple of sliding tackles, wasn't so much the ability with the ball there was a very good run on this wing in the first half where he avoided pointing to a couple of players and pointing and telling people where he wanted it, but that was the feeling that I'm not going to be general at this moment. and at the risk of overstating the symbolism that was expressed a little bit in the goal celebration, wasn't that a guy standing there saying you know what I'm here, I'm here and it's okay to be here? because this is a place for me, yeah, maybe it wasn't that you wanted to do it, you want to do it in front of you, oh you understand, I think the last thing was where he was, but I definitely think he wanted to show it. listen, they sign me here to become an important player this time here to become a leader and I'm going to be like Diane, I'm going to prove it today, we saw changes correctly in the formation to what we are used to.
Obviously, Benzema's move to Real Madrid has forced Ancelotti's hand. What did you do with that? I thought it worked well. I think the only negative thing I can say about Jude Bellingham right now was the low comment at the press conference. Yeah, I know, but I still think a big fan said that. I still think he thought he was gay and gay. Yes, it definitely is. I actually thought it worked out pretty well and as the first half went on, in particular, they grew in confidence and it just took this girl's play to score, but going back to Bellingham, we talked about it most of the summer.
It's one thing to sign for Real Madrid and many talented and super talented players have done it, but Marco knows it, so it's another story to believe that you belong there and have the confidence to go out and when I see him play for Dortmund, Madrid and England, I wouldn't say it's arrogance, but he struts around the field like it's him, that feeling of this is it, I'm here. Yes, I belong here in this, you have to be here and he has that confidence within himself and I think that gives confidence to his teammates. He is physically strong, he is very good with the ball, he can box the box, he can defend clearly, he can score. goals, but he just saw him get off the bus quite strangely on his pregame show and he just had that look on his face that said this is where it starts I'm the man I'm the big talking point of the summer.
Real Madrid and I am going to show everyone that I deserve to be here. He's not the only one in this club of course but he's been one of the main signings and it was a really good debut, the run he had in the second half where he received the ball in his defensive half and is able to attract pressure . The defenders use his strength. They use his speed. They walk away. Defenders go and mix it up, trap it, and finally find a cross look that's just a skill set that not many have. People in the world have it and that's a guy that transitions from a defensive position to an attacking position just by running with the ball because he has that physical attribute, but then the defensive part as well what he did and it's something that We stand out in the coverage in the minivini 32 passing over the ball I pass here I pass there now I lose it in a bad area and now a coach is in transition and offensively it would seem that they can create something no no it is not Drew Bellingham who tracks the talent of the runner's slide and now that we have possession of the ball again, he will give you the defensive work and he will give you the offensive work and, above all, even if he is 20
yearsold, he will also give you presence and Leadership that is unique for a boy who arrives to Real Madrid or for a boy who arrives at any club, for a boy who is 20 years old and now, suddenly, it seems that he is the most experienced player on the field.
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