Jude Bellingham has once again underlined why he stands out as the summer’s most valuable transfer. Real Madrid is undoubtedly thrilled by the impact the player has made since his arrival for a staggering €103 million during the summer. His significance was reaffirmed as he played a pivotal role in securing victory against arch-rivals Barcelona in the recent El Clasico clash.
Madrid found themselves trailing early due to a goal from the new Catalan acquisition, Ilkay Gundogan. However, Bellingham displayed his prowess by scoring twice, including the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute. The Englishman is now being showered with well-deserved acclaim for his heroic performance.
Erling Haaland reacts to Jude Bellingham heroics
Yesterday’s El Clasico match drew the attention of fans worldwide, and at the center of the spotlight was the 20-year-old sensation, Jude Bellingham. His remarkable performance left viewers in awe, including his former teammates, who couldn’t help but be captivated by his exceptional abilities.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland was one of them. The two had shared the pitch together at Borussia Dortmund, and they know each other very well. Bellingham was also offered to join his teammate at City but instead joined the Spanish capital. Haaland watched the match as well at his home and showed his admiration for the player during the game.
Shortly after Bellingham scored his first goal, Haaland shared a story on his Instagram page. It showed Bellingham scoring the long-range screamer, and he wrote, ‘Unreal this guy’.
Bellingham certainly proved the adulation of the Norwegians when he scored yet again in the 93rd minute to win the game. He came up big when his team were suffering, showing once again why Madrid went in for him this summer.
Vini Jr. compares Jude Bellingham to CR7
Not just his former teammates, but his current teammates as well are appreciating the genius of Bellingham. Vinicius Jr. shared the feelings of all Los Blancos fans when he compared the impact of Jude to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is a legendary figure at the club.
Jude shared a celebratory post of the victory on his Instagram, and Vinicius commented, “JB5=CR7”. The statement has received similar shouts from fans and so on. Vinicius and Bellingham have bonded well in recent days, with the former revealing he had a part to play in bringing in the Dortmund star this summer.
Jude has achieved an impressive feat by netting 13 goals in his initial 13 appearances for the club, the majority of which have proven to be decisive match-winners. The last player to boast comparable statistics and impact was none other than Cristiano Ronaldo himself when he joined in 2009.
Previously, the midfielder shared that his favorite moment in El Clasico was the famous ‘calma’ celebration done by the Portuguese forward at Camp Nou years ago. The Englishman instead brought out his open-arms celebration in front of the Barcelona fans, a sight seen many times this season.
Jude Bellingham now has to focus on his next match with Madrid, a home match against Rayo Vallecano on Monday.