The Three Lions midfielder who joined Real Madrid in a British record deal (€103m) made his Real Madrid debut during Los Blancos 3-2 triumph over Milan in the early hours of this morning in the USA.
The 5 goals were scored by Tomori 25, Romero 42, Fede Valverde 56, 59 and Vinícius Jr 84.
Carlo Ancelotti appeared in the press room at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles said he’s impressed with Bellingham’s performance:
“I was really impressed with Bellingham. We have things we have to alter, like the way we played out from the back. We tried to play more through the middle than out wide in order to make the most of space between the lines.”
“Bellingham played very well and the team has to get used to his quality, which is unbelievable. His arrival into the box is hugely important for the team. I like the system but we saw a few mistakes. We didn’t play the ball out as we should have but I was pleased with the game overall.”
“He’s a fantastic player, very important for us because he’s a complete midfielder and he brings real pace and intensity to the game. He moves extremely well without the ball and he’s different to the other midfielders we have. He makes the most of the free space and adds another dimension to this squad, which is fantastic.”
Carlos Ancelotti also spoke on Brahim who returned to the club after his two seasons loan spell with Milan expired.
“He came back strong. After two seasons with Milan, he has the ability to play for Real Madrid. He has quality in that position, he plays nicely between the lines and he’s another option for us. I hope we can enjoy his football all season.”