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Carlo Ancelotti hails Jude Bellingham’s finishing touch

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has praised Jude Bellingham’s goal-scoring proficiency after the recent acquisition once again found the net.

The English midfielder Jude Bellingham secured a 95th-minute victory against Getafe on Saturday, marking his fifth goal in four matches for Madrid. Los Blancos were behind 1-0 at halftime but staged a comeback in the second half.

After the match, Ancelotti acknowledged that Bellingham could assume the offensive responsibilities this season in the absence of Karim Benzema:

“He can score 15 goals without a problem,” he said at a press conference. “He stands out because he moves very well without the ball. This is the main quality of him. He breaks lines, has a great movement, constant, that’s why he scores so many goals. He was very calm, very focused. He really wanted to play here, but I have seen him very calm, very focused on the game.”

Ancelotti also pointed out that a change in Real Madrid’s playing style has helped Bellingham, who only managed eight goals for Dortmund last year, evolve.

“We have shown him videos of what we liked about him when he played for Dortmund,” he said. “What he has changed is that he moves a lot. He does more, movements without the ball to the rival area. He is a player who always dribbles to go towards the rival goal, not to go backwards.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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