English star-boy, Jude Bellingham has been making headlines so far after displaying exceptional performances in the early stages of this season for Real Madrid. Bellingham has already scored six goals and provided one assist so far in his first six encounters dawning the Real Madrid jersey.
However, in a recent turn of events, Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez has voiced his opinion that he wouldn’t place Bellingham in the current Barcelona team. Alvarez stated, “Jude Bellingham would have no place at Barça. I wouldn’t swap him for De Jong or Joao Felix.”
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 21, 2023
Since moving to Barcelona in 2019, Frenkie de Jong has established himself as one of the top midfielders in Europe. The Dutch master’s superior ball control, vision, and tactical acumen make him a crucial member of Barcelona’s midfield.
Another name Alvarez mentioned was Joao Felix. Felix made a recent move from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona on loan and has found his form again, scoring three goals and providing one assist in just three games. His comeback has increased the level of competition in the Barcelona attack by another notch.
Signing of the summer. Again and again.
Jude Bellingham, insane football player. pic.twitter.com/xN9QLG1g2w
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 20, 2023
Although considering Alvarez’s personal opinion on Jude Bellingham, it is important to note that his arrival at Real Madrid was met with a great deal of anticipation, and he didn’t disappoint as of now.
His most recent exploits, which included an important 90+4th-minute victory over Union Berlin in the UEFA Champions League, have drawn a lot of attention. Bellingham became just the second player in the club’s history to score four goals in his first four games, and his goal-scoring prowess has prompted comparisons to legendary players like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jude Bellingham’s sudden exit casts shadow of uncertainty over Real Madrid’s derby preparations
Jude Bellingham, a star midfielder for Real Madrid, left their penultimate practise early, just days before their eagerly anticipated derby match against Atletico Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the crucial game are now even more uncertain as a result of Bellingham’s abrupt absence from training. Several important players are already out due to injuries and other factors.
Jude Bellingham has already scored three late game winners for Real Madrid.
He’s got that clutch gene 😤 pic.twitter.com/fyKXiSUdnM
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 21, 2023
Bellingham reportedly left training clutching his stomach, but the specifics of the problem are still unknown, according to reports by Diario AS. The medical staff at Real Madrid is cautiously optimistic that the English midfielder will be able to participate in their final practice and the crucial derby match against Atletico Madrid.
Given Bellingham misses the derby match against Atletico Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti will have to make adjustments in his starting lineup. Rodrygo Goes and Joselu Mato are the potential replacements available and might get thrown into the starting lineup.