- Bellingham Chronicle connects with the European history of Madrid and tears down the Union Wall Berlin in 94
"Jude, Jude, Jude, Jude!" The Santiago Bernabéu cheered Bellingham when the new idol of the white coliseum looked at the stands and raised his arms, as if nailed to a cross, to Chamartín's delirium. The midfielder (or so his technical sheet says) is the pichichi of the Spanish League and yesterday, in the premiere of Real Madrid in the Champions League, he gave the victory to his team against Union Berlin. He did it in the 94th minute, as if it were not necessary to explain the history of Real Madrid in the European Cup. "He has quality, but he also has luck and the talent to be at the right time in the right place. When the rebound fell he was there to score. He, not another, and that means he is smarter than others. It's extraordinary," Ancelotti praised him in the press room.
The Briton did not play his best game, but he was decisive, as in the whole beginning of the season of Madrid. He has six goals in six games and seems to have integrated perfectly into the dressing room: "The teammates, the staff, the physios... Everyone has received me very well. I'm usually a shy kid but I've adapted faster than I thought. Every day I arrive with a smile on my face," Bellingham admitted after the match.
A little further away, Tchouaméni, one of his best friends in the dressing room, raved about him: "He's an incredible player. We are very happy to play with him. Enjoy every minute, every training and every game at the Bernabéu."
Despite the victory, the French and English suffered throughout the match against the intensity and the lock of the Union Berlin. Until the second half, Madrid's midfielders struggled to create chances: "We have been patient. We knew we would have chances at the end. It was a game to move the ball and get spaces and in the end we did it. We showed a good mentality and a good drive to win, "said Bellingham, who acknowledged, jokingly, that it had not been his "most beautiful goal".
The former Dortmund does not want to put a figure of goals, and Ancelotti is not for the work of pressuring him in that sense, but he is clear that "I want to be a killer". "I don't have a goal, nor do I want one. I want to create chances, because that's what's going to give us wins. I hope to continue the streak." Laughing, he assured that his Spanish goes "like this, like this."
The lack of goal
In the press room, Ancelotti ruled out Vinicius against Atletico Madrid and announced his return next Wednesday against Las Palmas. "He is one of the best strikers in the world," replied the Italian when asked if he missed the Brazilian. The reality is that Madrid have six wins in six games, but they are struggling to find the goal easily. "Joselu is doing well. And for Rodrygo these matches are complicated because he is good in the open field. In smaller space it has cost him. He was unlucky, because he could have scored," explained the coach.
The Brazilian, annoyed by his drought, declared that "it is a matter of time" that he sees goal. "It's costing us a lot to score more goals, but we have to keep trying," he insisted, admitting that "I have many finishes." "Before I didn't have so many and I scored more and this season it's the other way around, but I'm calm as always because I know the goals are going to come out," he concluded.
Madrid starts with three points in a "trap game", as defined by Ancelotti, who recalled the defeat against Sheriff on the second day of the Champions League 21-22. "Has the manager said that Manchester City are favourites? I'm going to have to talk to him," Tchouaméni joked.
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