Jude Bellingham Earns Praise From Barcelona Legend for Exceptional Performance at Real Madrid

Jude Bellingham Earns Praise From Barcelona Legend for Exceptional Performance at Real Madrid

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham has been in immense form since joining Real Madrid
  • The midfielder was instrumental in Los Blancos clash against Real Betis
  • A Barcelona legend has hailed the English star following his showing

The resonant notes of "Hey Jude," the 1968 hit single by the Beatles, have become synonymous with Santiago Bernabeu stadium since the arrival of midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The 20-year-old, who made a high-profile move from Bundesliga powerhouse Borussia Dortmund to La Liga giant Real Madrid for a staggering ₤103 million, has seamlessly adapted to the pressure of wearing the iconic white jersey.

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Jude Bellingham celebrates during the La Liga EA Sports match between Real Betis and Real Madrid CF. Image: Jose Breton.
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Since completing his transfer to the Madrid-based club, the English midfielder has showcased remarkable prowess, finding the back of the net 16 times and providing four assists, according to data from Whoscored.

The Real Madrid midfielder was again on hand to spare the blushes of Carlo Ancelotti’s side when he scored a beautiful goal from a silky assist from Brahim Diaz in his side’s draw away at the Benito Villamarin against Real Betis.

His consistent stellar performances have garnered widespread acclaim, with many tipping him as a potential future Ballon d’Or winner.

However, of the numerous praises which have been meted towards the young midfielder one which has stood out is that of a Barcelona legend who took to social media to hail Bellingham.

Barcelona legend hails Bellingham

Former Barcelona forward Gary Lineker took to his social media to salute the midfielder following his stellar showing against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

The 63-year-old, who made over 110 appearances for La Blaugrana, quoted a post celebrating Bellingham with the Spanish words "Un fenómeno!" which translates to "A Phenomenon."

Lineker's admiration is not solitary, as even former Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique expressed his praise for the midfielder in a recent interview.

Gerard Pique praises Jude Bellingham

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Barcelona legend, Gerard Pique haling Bellingham's exceptional talent following a series of impressive performances for the Spanish side.

The 20-year-old's standout moment so far has been his contribution to Real Madrid's victory in El Clásico against La Blaugrana, where Pique remains a legendary ex-player.

Bellingham's display against Xavi Hernandez's team caught the attention of the former defender, who recently hailed the English midfielder as 'outstanding' in an interview.

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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).