10 goals in 10 games…”Real Madrid, you’re lucky to sign a player like this”
Carlo Ancelotti says Real Madrid are lucky to have signed Jude Bellingham.
Real defeated Osasuna 4-0 in the ninth round of the 2023-24 Spanish La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain, at 11:15 p.m. ET on Sunday. With three points, Real remained atop the league standings.
It was an easy game. Real controlled the game throughout, maintaining over 60% possession. Bellingham’s goal in the ninth minute of the first half gave Real the lead, and they closed out the game with a 4-0 victory in the second half, thanks to another goal from Bellingham, a wedge from Vinicius Junior, and a brace from Joselu. Bellingham, in particular, was in multi-goal form on the day, continuing his early season surge.
With his multi-goal performance against Osasuna, Bellingham has now scored 10 goals in 10 games for Real. Eight goals and two assists in eight league games and two goals and one assist in two UEFA Champions League games. These performances have led to comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best strikers in Real history. This is despite the fact that Bellingham is a midfielder, not a striker.
Ancelotti was also full of praise. “Real have been fortunate to sign a great player,” Ancelotti said after the Osasuna game. We are very happy with him. Bellingham is living this moment calmly. Everyone, including Bellingham, knows he’s not a striker, his priority is not to score. Bellingham is a playmaker. There will come a time when his contribution will be different,” he said, praising Bellingham.
Ancelotti has praised Bellingham before. Ancelotti had previously heaped praise on Bellingham after the second leg of the UCL group stage against Napoli. Bellingham came off the bench to set up Vinicius’ equalizer midway through the first half and then 바카라사이트 played a key role in the victory by driving the ball himself and stripping Napoli defenders before scoring the winner.
At the time, Ancelotti said of Bellingham: “It’s amazing that he’s 20 years old. His character and personality all seem like he’s 30. He always plays knowing what he has to do. It’s rare to see a 20-year-old player like that. He has surprised everyone.”