Jude Bellingham Explains Why He Wants to Emulate PSG Star Ousmane Dembele

Jude Bellingham Explains Why He Wants to Emulate PSG Star Ousmane Dembele

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at October 9, 2023 at 7:40 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham is living the dream
  • The 20-year-old is enjoying a dream start at Real Madrid
  • He recently said he wants to emulate Ousmane Dembele's dexterity

Jude Bellingham is one of the most in-form players in European football. He has scored 10 goals in 10 games for Real Madrid, shattering a few records in the process.

Recently, he curiously mentioned Paris Saint-Germain's Ousmane Dembele as the player he looks to emulate.

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Jude Bellingham is Real Madrid's best player this season. Photos by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images and Franco Arland/Quality Sport Images.
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At 20 years old, Bellingham has shown why Real Madrid paid €103 million to acquire his services, per Eurosport. He has become one of the club's most important players in the early stages of the season.

He has broken Cristiano Ronaldo's record after he bagged a brace in his team's clash against Osasuna. He is on track to surpass his best-ever tally in the season, which is 14.

After Karim Benzema left the club in the summer, Madrid signed Joselu to replace the legendary striker. However, Bellingham, despite being a midfielder, has replaced the Frenchman's goals.

Bellingham wants to emulate Dembele

He was recently asked which part of his game he would love to improve.

"I would love to be naturally both-footed. I really like seeing players like Ousmane Dembele and other players who can take corners from both sides and things like that," via 90min.

The former Borussia Dortmund star also opened up on his appreciation of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.

"Zinedine Zidane. I would just give him the ball all the time and let him do what he wants. He was a little bit before my time but playing midfield growing up...since then I have watched loads of footage of him and every time I am blown away."

Haaland, Vinicius, Modric laud Bellingham

Sports Brief earlier reported on Erling Haaland, Vinicius Junior, and Luka Modric applauding Bellingham for his superb performance against Osasuna.

The England international posted a photo after the game, and his comments section was filled with players lauding him for his performance.

He is on track to have a historic first season at Real Madrid if he continues with these performances.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.