Jude Bellingham Shines in Spectacular LaLiga Debut for Real Madrid
Jude Bellingham has captured the attention of Spanish media with his standout performance during his LaLiga debut for Real Madrid on Saturday night.
After his high-profile transfer to Santiago Bernabeu for £113 million this June, the young midfielder had a lot to live up to. He delivered on the pitch against Athletic Bilbao, scoring a well-executed volley for his team’s second goal just before halftime in a victorious 2-0 season opener.
Bellingham’s enthusiasm was evident as he celebrated his goal with his teammates, absorbing the electric atmosphere as if he were a seasoned league player.
Throughout the match, he showcased a commanding presence, contributing significantly to Madrid’s success. The Spanish media is now abuzz with the belief that a new star has emerged in Spain.
Sunday’s headline in AS boldly proclaimed, ‘Bellingham is the boss,’ accompanied by an image of Bellingham proudly thumping his chest in celebration of his goal.
Marca likened Bellingham to a ‘cathedral’ for his dominance in the midfield battle. A striking photo of Bellingham with outstretched arms amidst a sea of Bilbao fans reinforced his impactful presence, described as ‘a player like a cathedral.’
They also highlighted his debut as an ‘exhibition,’ drawing parallels to his dazzling performances for England and Borussia Dortmund in recent years.
Last season, Madrid fell short by 10 points behind Barcelona in LaLiga, failing to replicate their prior campaign’s success under Carlo Ancelotti, where they secured both the league title and the Champions League.
However, there’s newfound optimism that they can close the gap this year, largely due to Bellingham’s inclusion in the team, particularly after his exceptional debut display.
Next Saturday, Madrid will take on Almeria, and Bellingham will have to wait until September 2 for his Bernabeu home debut. The iconic stadium is undergoing redevelopment, and fans anticipate his momentous appearance on its renovated grounds.