‘We Are Real Madrid’: Jude Bellingham Sends Strong Warning to Man City Ahead Of UCL Showdown

‘We Are Real Madrid’: Jude Bellingham Sends Strong Warning to Man City Ahead Of UCL Showdown

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 16, 2024 at 6:25 PM
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  • Jude Bellingham is optimistic about Real Madrid's Champions League prospects
  • The White Angels would have to beat Man City to stand a chance of progressing
  • Bellingham is back in his homeland as Madrid seek to exact revenge on Wednesday

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Real Madrid attacker, Jude Bellingham, has sent a poignant message to Manchester City ahead of the second leg of their UEFA Champions League showdown.

With the tie evenly poised at 3-3 following an enthralling first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, Man City will fancy their chances of advancing to the last four despite Madrid's rich history in Europe's premier club competition.

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Jude Bellingham is confident about Real Madrid beating Man City in their Champions League quarter-final tie. Photos by Quality Sport Images and Dave Howarth - CameraSport.
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Los Blancos have failed to win at the Etihad in six games against the defending champions, including a 4-0 humbling at the same venue last season.

While aiming to become only the second side apart from AC Milan to knock Real Madrid out of the UCL in consecutive seasons, the Cityzens would be weary of the Spanish club's pedigree in the competition.

Bookmakers have considered the 14-time winners outsiders in this tie, but they are adamant about their chances of upsetting the odds, with Bellingham issuing a bold statement ahead of Wednesday's match, per the BBC.

"To everyone who is doubting Real Madrid? Well, they [Man City] are the treble winners, so from outside, that's the noise," the Englishman said as captured by Madrid Zone.

The former Borussia Dortmund captain has been one of Madrid's standout players this campaign but was largely anonymous by his own standards in the first leg.

If Madrid are to progress into the semi-finals, he will have a lot of responsibility. He is expected to lead the charge alongside Brazilian duo Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes.

"Internally, we trust ourselves and our ability. We are Real Madrid," he ended.

City boss Pep Guardiola lauds Bellingham

Sports Brief previously reported that Pep Guardiola lauded Jude Bellingham as a standout player for Real Madrid ahead of their Champions League clash against Manchester City and elaborated on his reasoning.

During his pre-match press conference, as reported by Goal, Guardiola singled out Bellingham as the standout performer for their opponents this season and provided insight into his assessment.

"He played for Dortmund when he was just 17, and I remarked then that it wasn't just his technical abilities but also the intelligence and maturity he displayed," Pep stated regarding the 20-year-old star.
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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.