‘Generation Bellingham!’: Spanish papers hail Real Madrid star Jude for ‘rejuvenating’ the team after the England midfielder scored AGAIN with brace in 4-0 thrashing of Osasuna

  • Jude Bellingham scored for a third straight game in Madrid’s 4-0 win vs Osasuna 
  • Spanish media credited the England star for ‘rejuvenating’ Madrid this season 

Jude Bellingham was hailed by Spanish papers for ‘rejuvenating’ Real Madrid after his influential display to net a brace for Los Blancos in their 4-0 win over Osasuna.

The 20-year-old is enjoying a sensational start to life in the Spanish capital having scored five goals in his last six matches under Carlo Ancelotti – with a total of ten goals since his £113million move from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

His incredible form has seen him only fail to score in one of the ten games he has started in all competitions – and he continued that run as Madrid racked up a thumping win over Osasuna. 

Bellingham opened the scoring in the ninth minute to get the team up and running before he doubled their lead just after the half time interval – breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for most goal involvements in his first ten games.

Madrid went on to add another two strikes through Vinicius Jr and Joselu, but most of the praise from the media came for Bellingham after the game as AS hailed him for ‘rejuvenating’ the team.

Jude Bellingham was hailed by the Spanish media after he netted yet against for Real Madrid 

AS lauded him for 'rejuvenating' a young Los Blancos side with a brace in their 4-0 win over Osasuna

AS lauded him for ‘rejuvenating’ a young Los Blancos side with a brace in their 4-0 win over Osasuna

Their headline read: ‘Generation Bellingham!’ as they lauded his impact for lifting a young side.

It continued: ‘The Englishman leads the rejuvenation [of Real Madrid] with six other [players] under 25 years of age.’ 

Spanish media have taken fondly to Bellingham after his quick start to life at the Bernabeu, previously singing his praises after scoring on his debut against Athletic Bilbao in August.

They called him ‘the boss’ and compared him to a ‘cathedral’ after confidently volleying home Madrid’s second goal – and he has since gone from strength to strength and looks at home in Madrid. 

Bellingham opened the scoring before adding in a second just after the half time interval

Bellingham opened the scoring before adding in a second just after the half time interval

Bellingham’s maturity in midfield has won huge plaudits, as his manager Ancelotti admitted he had been surprised by how quickly he adapted to life in Madrid.

‘What’s surprising is he’s only 20,’ the Italian said after he scored against Napoli in the Champions League last week. 

‘It seems like he’s 30 with his character, his personality. He’s always focused, he knows what he has to do. That’s strange for a player who’s just 20. And then the quality he has, the physical strength.

‘Obviously it’s a bit surprising, it’s surprising everyone.’

There were even comparisons between Bellingham and Zinedine Zidane – the Madrid club legend who scored 49 times from 230 appearances in the famous white shirt.

The player dismissed those after the Napoli game, however, saying: ‘That’s a bit too much! It was a nice goal. 

‘From what I’ve seen on YouTube and documentaries, his quality was a bit more than mine, or a lot more. I’m just trying to contribute in a Jude way.’


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