Did Scotland’s anthem booing drive England to victory? Exploring Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham’s revelation

Jude Bellingham has been in red-hot form for Real Madrid since his big-money move from Borussia Dortmund this summer. The midfielder had settled like a missing piece to the jigsaw puzzle of Real Madrid. Since his move, big names such as Kroos and Modric have missed the limelight. In contrast, he is living up to the expectations of his manager. Nonetheless, it is not just in club football, but even international games where this young playmaker is making a mark. His aura and mentality, one like the greats of the game, lifts the morale of the entire team. His form against Scotland was driven from a source, none could have ever imagined.

Bellingham credits Scotland’s anthem disruption for England’s win

England vs Scotland is always a match to look out for, and it doesn’t matter the severity of the tournament they’re playing in; it always brings out the best in both sides and, of course, the fans. It is the oldest international fixture in world football,  as the two first met in 1872, with the matching ending in a goalless draw. The rivalry between these two teams has intensified in recent years, but England has recently claimed the bragging rights.

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The two met in a friendly match yesterday to mark the 150th anniversary of their rivalry, and despite the constant riling up by Scotland fans, England cruised to a 3-1 victory. Both sets of fans were highly passionate and took the rivalry to a new level. Jude Bellingham, one of the goalscorers of the night, weighed in on the rivalry after the match, claiming the team took extra motivation from the Scottish fans trying to get under their skin.

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“When you do that to the right team, it can really get under their skin. Today, we were so poised, so calm and composed that it actually kind of boosted us and gave us a real lift going into the game,” Bellingham said. The young midfielder scored England’s second of the game after Phil Foden opened the scoring for the Three Lions in the 32nd minute. Harry Kane scored the final goal in the 81st minute after an own goal from Harry Maguire gave Scotland a lifeline in the 67th minute.

Jude Bellingham picked up LaLiga’s Player of the Month award

Jude Bellingham’s early-season form has been Real Madrid’s saving grace in their opening four games in the La Liga this season. The Los Blancos have counted on the 20-year-old to provide creativity and goals for a side that lacks a recognized centre-forward after Karim Benzema left the club for Saudi Arabia earlier this summer.

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Ancelotti has hailed Bellingham as the perfect “Benzema replacement” and the youngster has repaid the manager’s faith with five goals in four La Liga matches, earning himself the La Liga Player of the Month award for August in the process. With injuries to several key players, Real Madrid will hope that Bellingham continues his impressive run in front of goals as club football resumes this weekend after the international break.

Can Bellingham continue to score goals for Real Madrid? The question is absurd. Let us know what you feel!


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