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Jude Bellingham ‘pinching himself’ over England & Actual Madrid success


Jude Bellingham has admitted he nonetheless cannot fairly comprehend the extent he’s taking part in at, having change into each England and Actual Madrid’s greatest participant over the previous few months.

Bellingham has scored 20 targets and assisted 9 others since becoming a member of Madrid final summer season, whereas he will probably be essential to England’s hopes of profitable a primary worldwide trophy in 58 years at Euro 2024.

The midfielder will flip 21 through the summer season match. At his age, most footballers are nonetheless simply getting began at senior degree however Bellingham has already performed greater than 230 video games for membership and nation and is among the many early favourites to win the subsequent Ballon d’Or.

“I get up and I’ve to pinch myself, after I’m taking part in for England at Wembley or taking part in on the Bernabeu for Actual Madrid,” he instructed Sky Information. “It is one thing that I might by no means dreamed of taking place this early, however grateful to everybody who’s performed a component in my journey.”

His most important goal? “Trophies,” Bellingham mentioned. “Having the ability to give my nation and my workforce, Actual Madrid, nice experiences and nice reminiscences of lifting trophies.”

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Jude Bellingham is a world class power aged simply 20 / Diego Souto/GettyImages

A teenage Bellingham was a fringe participant throughout England’s Euro 2020 marketing campaign – he turned 18 the day that the Three Lions beat Germany within the quarter-finals. A closing penalty shoot-out defeat towards Italy was all that stood between that workforce and immortality within the annuls of English soccer historical past.

However, three years on, there’s a feeling that England now have a brand new golden technology able to going all the best way in a significant match. Bellingham, who hasn’t performed membership soccer in England since he was 16, is spearheading that cost and feels his profession abroad helps.

“It has been actually, actually robust, however actually enjoyable, adapting to life in Spain and sort of having extra duty with the Madrid workforce and with the nationwide workforce,” he mentioned. “I am sort of simply attempting to soak all of it in and benefit from the expertise and yeah, hopefully, enhance and thrive on the again of it.”