Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone talks about how he stopped Jude Bellingham (21, Real Madrid).
“Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has spoken about Jude Bellingham,” global sports media outlet Goal.com reported on Thursday (June 4).
Bellingham, who joined Dortmund from Birmingham City in the 2020-2021 season, has scored 24 goals and provided 25 assists in 132 official appearances over three seasons. At just 19 years old and playing in a central midfield position, this is a remarkable feat.
In addition, Bellingham was named the third captain of the team ahead of the 2022-2023 season, behind Marco Reus and Mats Hummels, showing his leadership by wearing the captain’s armband when they were away.
Bellingham caught the eye of soccer fans around the world when he was named a starter for the England national team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, as well as for his club Dortmund.
Since leaving Dortmund for Real Madrid, Bellingham has been on a tear. He has 18 goals and eight assists in 27 appearances in all competitions, including 14 league goals.
There are some games where he has struggled. That’s against local rival Atletico Madrid. Bellingham has yet to find the back of the net against Atletico. 토토사이트
Simeone says they’ve been lucky.
“We’ve been lucky, he’s special. He is at a club where he has everything to get better. I really like him,” Simeone said.
“Bellingham penetrates from the midfield to the attacking area a second too late. As a defender, you have to focus on the ball or the player and if you just look at the ball, you’ll miss it,” he said, sharing what he’s learned about Bellingham.
Meanwhile, in his first season at Real Madrid, Bellingham is tied with Borja Mayoral (Getafe) and Artem Dovbic (Girona) for the top scoring spot in La Liga with 14 goals.