Jude Bellingham: Spanish Press Compares English Star to Gareth Bale

Jude Bellingham: Spanish Press Compares English Star to Gareth Bale

Ero Samson
updated at July 18, 2023 at 8:27 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham recently completed his first week of training at Real Madrid
  • The Midfielder has been dubbed to have a bubbly character
  • The Bundesliga player of the season has been compared to Gareth Bale

Jude Bellingham who recently completed his Galactico move to the Santiago Bernabeu has been in the media for a number of reasons.

Bellingham has been heralded for his attitude at training, his interpersonal relationship with his new teammates and how he compares to previous British footballers who have played for Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale who helped the Spanish giants win five UEFA Champions League titles has consistently been a subject of target by the Spanish media.

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The Spanish media have drawn comparisons between Bellingham and Gareth Bale. Image: Pedro Castillo.
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The attacker as reported by Marca recently came out to clear the air on his time in the Spanish Capital, still the 34year old has seen his criticism skyrocket with the latest being his comparison to Bellingham.

Bellingham compared to Bale

Unlike Bale who struggled to adjust to life in Madrid, Diario AS have reported that everyone at the club is impressed with early efforts by Bellingham to integrate into life in Madrid.

The 20-year-old Galactico has formed a formidable friendship with veteran Lucas Vazquez and returning signing Brahim Diaz who are helping him get a grasp of the language, including the bad words in what is a rather sharp contrast to the Welsh man, Gareth Bale.

The media outlet compares Bellingham's commendable advancement with Bale, whose relationship with the press in the capital was famously tumultuous. They emphasize that Bale's language skills had been a hindrance, portraying him as the polar opposite of Bellingham.

Bale recently admitted that he didn’t really want the life of a Galactico as he wanted to play football and disappear through his nine years spell at the Spanish capital.

Beckham sends message to Bellingham

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Jude Bellingham has revealed he received a good luck message from former Real Madrid man, David Beckham after completing his switch to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

The 20-year-old became just the seventh British player to join Real Madrid following his €103 million euro (£88.5m) move from Borussia Dortmund last month, following in the footsteps of the likes of Beckham, Gareth Bale, and Michael Owen.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).