LOS ANGELES – Real Madrid’s latest signing, Jude Bellingham, made a memorable debut in a thrilling 3-2 pre-season victory over AC Milan in Los Angeles. The 20-year-old England midfielder showcased his natural technique and confidence, earning high praise from his new manager, Carlo Ancelotti.
Bellingham, who was on the field for 62 minutes, demonstrated his unique ability to find open spaces, move with rhythm, and command the ball with assurance. His performance elicited roars of approval from the crowd and commendation from Ancelotti, who described Bellingham as a “fantastic” addition to the team.
“It is rare to find a player with this kind of quality,” Ancelotti said in a post-match interview. “He is only 20, so he can improve. We are lucky to have him in our squad.”
The match also saw English defender Fikayo Tomori, playing for AC Milan, score the opening goal. However, Real Madrid quickly turned the tide with two second-half goals from Federico Valverde and a stunning winner from Vinicius Jr, who capitalized on a sublime pass from Luka Modric.
Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund for a hefty £88m has been seen as a bold step for the young player. His decision to leave the Premier League and join the Spanish giants is a testament to his ambition and confidence.
Bellingham’s debut performance suggests that he is more than ready to handle the pressure that comes with playing for one of the world’s top clubs. His ability to demand the ball and rarely opt for the easy choice indicates a player who is not only talented but also fearless.
Ancelotti further added, “He is distinct from our other midfielders and he is going to help us a lot. His best position is as a number 10, where he has more possibility to get near to the opposition goal.”
Bellingham’s debut has certainly set high expectations for his future at Real Madrid. As the young midfielder continues to develop and adapt to his new team, fans and critics alike will be eagerly watching his progress. If his first game is anything to go by, Bellingham is set to become a key player in Real Madrid’s quest for glory in the upcoming season.