Days after Karim Benzema comparison, Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham wins LaLiga Player of the Month Award

It’s still very early in the season, but Real Madrid’s $100 million transfer fee for Jude Bellingham already looks like a very shrewd piece of business. The England international was always destined for a big club, and Dortmund did well to hold on to their star player for that long, but some credit to the man himself for realizing that he needed more time in Germany before moving to the spotlight of a bigger club like Real Madrid.

In the absence of a real presence in Madrid’s attack, Jude Bellingham has stepped up, delivering goals consistently, leaving everyone at the club impressed with his ability.

LaLiga honors Jude Bellingham’s stellar performance

Carlo Ancelotti is famous for his footballing acumen, and this tactician’s tweak in formation since the loss of Karim Benzema to the Saudi Pro League could be the key to Real Madrid winning some major trophies this season. Another person who could benefit from the tweak is Madrid’s new boy Jude Bellingham. Although signed as a midfielder, the England international has been given some freedom to roam further up the pitch, and that has paid off for Real Madrid, as the youngster has scored four goals in three La Liga games for the club.

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His run of goalscoring form has earned the youngster the La Liga POTM award for August. He surprisingly tops the goalscoring chart in a league with Lewandowski, Vinicius Jr., Antoine Griezman, and Memphis Depay. By winning the La Liga POTM award, he became the first Englishman to do so, beating big names like David Beckham, Michael Owen, and Gary Lineker. Bellingham scored a brace on his La Liga debut against Athletic Bilbao in the club’s La Liga season opener. He added to his tally against Almeria and Celta Vigo by scoring a goal each, taking his total to four goals and one assist in three games for Real Madrid in the competition.

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Carlo Ancelotti sees Bellingham as Karim Benzema’s replacement

Carlo Ancelloti rates Jude Bellingham very highly, and the young Englishman has repaid the coach’s faith in him by scoring crucial goals for the club in the absence of a recognized striker. Karim Benzema ditched Madrid for a bumper contract in the Saudi Pro League this summer, and the club’s back-and-forth with Kylian Mbappe has left them with no recognized striker as the window closes today.

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Bellingham has been scoring goals for Madrid, easing the pressure on the club to get a striker, much to the delight of Carlo Ancelotti. “We believe that the arrival of Bellingham covers for the absence of Karim,” the legendary manager said. “He is a serious, mature boy with a lot of quality. What he is doing is not surprising to those of us who know him. What is surprising is that he is only 20 years old,” he concluded.

Can Jude Bellingham continue his goalscoring run for Real Madrid? The Los Blancos will sure hope so.


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