Real Madrid Star Admits Copying Jude Bellingham’s Technique in Granada Win

Real Madrid Star Admits Copying Jude Bellingham’s Technique in Granada Win

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at December 3, 2023 at 6:53 AM
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  • Brahim Diaz says Jude Bellingham inspired him to rip his socks
  • Diaz was on the scoresheet as Real Madrid won 2-0 against Granada
  • Diaz has scored three goals in all competitions this season for Real Madrid

Jude Bellingham has become an influential figure in the Real Madrid dressing room after only a few months at the La Liga club, with Brahim Diaz being the next player to hail the midfielder’s influence.

The 20-year-old midfielder has become a sensation among the club’s players and supporters, with many emulating his goal celebration style and also his manner of dressing before a game.

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Brahim Diaz revealed Jude Bellingham inspired him to rip holes into his socks before the Granada game. Photo by Angel Martinez/NurPhoto
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According to Four Four Two, Diaz played in Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory against Granada on with ripped socks, copying a technique adopted by Bellingham which supposedly relieves pressure on the calf muscles.

"My calves had gone up in the last few matches and I didn't know why. Bellingham runs for 90 minutes and he's fine, so I said 'I have to do something'. So I cut them because of him." Diaz told reporters after the game

Diaz scored Real Madrid’s opening goal as Carlo Ancelotti’s men strolled to a comfortable 2-0 victory to keep their La Liga title hopes alive.

Bale impressed by Bellingham’s impact

Meanwhile, Jude Bellingham’s influence at Real Madrid has not gone unnoticed as Gareth Bale is the latest figure to hail the 20-year-old Englishman for his impact on the Spanish club, Daily Mirror reports.

Bale however warned the Three Lions midfielder he must "play the game" and "be a puppet" at Los Blancos if he wants to avoid being criticised following his own experience at Santiago Bernabeu.

Bellingham has begun life at Real Madrid impressively, whilst Bale's time there ended with a whimper, seeing him exiled to the bench in his final season and castigated by the media and supporters.

Bellingham sets new UCL record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Jude Bellingham's impressive goal-scoring spree has continued, as he found the net in his fourth consecutive UEFA Champions League match against Napoli.

The Englishman has seamlessly adapted to life at Real Madrid, showcasing his scoring prowess throughout the season and maintaining this trend on Wednesday.

Fresh off contributing to Madrid's 3-0 victory over Cadiz in La Liga, Bellingham capitalised on a perfectly placed cross from David Alaba, breaking the deadlock for Los Blancos.

His goal not only completed the comeback for the 14-time Champions League winners but also etched his name into the club's history books.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..