Heartwarming Video of Zinedine Zidane Reacting to Using Jude Bellingham's Locker Surfaces

Heartwarming Video of Zinedine Zidane Reacting to Using Jude Bellingham's Locker Surfaces

Rene Otinga
updated at March 27, 2024 at 7:51 PM
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  • Zinedine Zidane recently participated in a legends game at the Bernabeu
  • The Real Madrid legend was handed Jude Bellingham’s locker to use
  • Bellingham’s electric start to life in Madrid has drawn comparisons to Zidane

A video has emerged online showing Zinedine Zidane’s raw reaction to finding out he would be using Jude Bellingham’s locker for a legends match.

Over the weekend, Zidane and other veterans of the Real Madrid came together for a legends match at the Santiago Bernabeu to face FC Porto legends.

Zinedine Zidane, Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid, Legends, Number 5 shirt, Santiago Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane used a locker that belonged to Jude Bellingham during a legends match. Photo: Jose Breton.
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Zidane was joined by Raul, Steve McManaman and Luis Figo, but the retired superstars could not avoid a 1-0 defeat to their guests.

Regardless of the outcome, fans were delighted to watch a retired master in action as Zidane looked elegant on the ball, just like old times.

Zidane reacts to Jude Bellingham

Since the game was taking place at the Bernabeu, Zidane and co got to use their old dressing rooms, with the France international using Jude Bellingham’s locker.

In a video shared by @rmajude on X, Zidane looked elated as he changed into the match-day attire as he applauded Bellingham for the impact the England international has had for Real Madrid this season.

From five to five, we are not the same age but the same number,' Zidane said ahead of the game.
'He is spectacular, we are lucky to have him at Real Madrid, he is very good and I hope he brings us many trophies.'

Interestingly, Bellingham wears the iconic Number 5 at Real Madrid, the same shirt number Zidane wore at the club. This, coupled with the 20-year-old’s impact at the club, has inevitably led to comparisons between the two players of different generations.

Bellingham for Real Madrid

To say Bellingham has been a gem for Carlo Ancelotti’s team would be an understatement.

Since signing from Borussia Dortmund for £88.5m, the young midfielder has taken La Liga by storm and is leading in goals and assists for Los Blancos, according to Transfermarkt.

What next for Bellingham?

Bellingham was crucial for England on Tuesday, scoring a late goal as The Three Lions drew 2-2 with Belgium in a friendly.

He is now set to travel back to Spain to integrate with his title-charging team, and will likely feature over the weekend in the game against Athletic Club after serving a two-game suspension.

Bellingham awed by Kobbie Mainoo

In other news, Sports Brief reported on Jude Bellingham’s reaction to Kobbie Mainoo’s masterclass against Belgium.

Despite being just 18, the Manchester United star is proving to be a master at central midfield.

This was the case in England colours as well as he impressed on his full debut for his country.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.