Among the glittering stars on Real Madrid’s payroll, Jude Bellingham is the most prominent name. He contributed a double to help Los Blancos overcome Barcelona in Catalan. Bellingham is so good that Vinicius Junior calls him Real’s “new Cristiano Ronaldo”.
After the match, Vinicius proudly said:
“It’s unbelievable, Bellingham always makes a difference. The fans are used to Cristiano Ronaldo and someone with similar qualities has come to this club. Real has a lot of young players, we are always together together and off the field. That unites the team and gives Real a better chance to succeed.”
Of course, Bellingham cannot be Ronaldo because he has a knack for playing midfield. Vinicius’s statements are just an example of how excellent the former Borussia Dortmund player is, if not to say that the Real rookie is even better than Ronaldo in the early stages of wearing the white shirt.
In fact, the statistics after the first 10 matches in La Liga show that Bellingham is better than CR7. Accordingly, the British contract scored 10 goals in the opening 10 La Liga matches, a better achievement than Ronaldo’s 7. The former Red Devil’s start to life in Spain was interrupted by an ankle injury and he only played the full 90 minutes in the first 5/10 matches.
The Portuguese striker only contributed 1 assist, while Bellingham’s achievement reached 2. The star born in Stourbridge achieved even greater efficiency, scoring 10 goals after only 24 goals. Ronaldo’s stats are 7 goals from 60 shots.
In terms of finishing on target, Bellingham also showed more accuracy and precision. The former Signal Iduna Park player has 17/24 attempts on target, while Ronaldo’s statistics are 22/60. Additionally, CR7 only averages one goal every 112 minutes, compared to Bellingham’s staggering figure of 86.
The short-term statistics at the beginning of the season just mentioned clearly show that Bellingham is superior to Ronaldo, although it is uncertain whether that will continue in the long run or not. Remember, the former Juventus star is the greatest striker in Real history with 450 goals in 438 appearances from 2009 to 2018.
Ronaldo won 4 more Golden Balls during this period, and also won the Champions League 4 times with the Spanish giants. He also conquered 2 La Liga titles and touched the Spanish King’s Cup twice.
It is indeed difficult for Bellingham to do a small part of what Ronaldo left behind at the Bernabeu, but the player born in 2003 has more realistic personal goals. It should be known that the British rookie has surpassed Real legend Zinedine Zidane with the highest total number of goals in a La Liga season of 9 goals.
Bellingham inherited Zidane’s number 5 shirt and is promoting that great number. Coach Carlo Ancelotti even confidently predicted that his student could reach 20-25 goals this season.
Bellingham’s class is undeniable and Europe is going crazy for a kid who is only 20 years old.
Lu Phong | 19:13 October 29, 2023