Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham is currently the leading scorer in LaLiga this season, with five goals from his first four matches this season. He’s already surpassed the total number of scoring strikes achieved by Eden Hazard, during the Belgian’s time at the Bernabeau.
Although it is very early, the former Borussia Dortmund man is looking like the top signing of the summer transfer window.
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Kickoff: Sat. Sept. 16, 8pm, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
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PL Position, Form: Real Madrid 1st, 12 pts, WWWW Real Sociedad 8th, 6 pts, WDDD
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Bellingham was in fine form with England over the international competition period as well, and overall, he’s looking like a true Ballon d’Or candidate. His manager, Carlo Ancelotti, explained why Bellingham has adjusted so well and so rapidly to a new team, league and country.
Good players with personality suffer a bit less than the others,” Ancelotti said at a press conference today, ahead of tomorrow’s home clash against Real Sociedad.
“There’s no other reason. A player with personality above all, more than quality, means that an important shirt like Real Madrid’s doesn’t weigh so much.
Exactly, it’s all about personality.
Real Madrid, currently sitting top of the table, have taken the maximum points thus far this season, and Jude Bellingham is one of the primary reasons why.
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