Spanish papers hail Bellingham as 'the BOSS' after stunning debut

Spanish papers hail Jude Bellingham as ‘the BOSS’ after the Real Madrid star scored against Athletic Bilbao to cap a stunning LaLiga debut display

  • Jude Bellingham scored on his LaLiga debut for Real Madrid on Saturday
  • He has been widely praised by the Spanish media for his impressive display
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Jude Bellingham looks to have already won the Spanish media over after starring on his LaLiga debut for Real Madrid on Saturday night.

After completing his £113m move to the Santiago Bernabeu in June, big things are expected of the midfielder and he did not disappoint against Athletic Bilbao, volleying home his side’s second goal shortly before half time in a 2-0 opening day win.

Bellingham ran over to celebrate with his team-mates in front of the Bilbao fans, soaking in the atmosphere as if he had been playing in the league for years.

He went on to put in a commanding performance as Madrid cruised to victory, and the Spanish media appear convinced a star has been born in Spain.

‘Bellingham is the boss,’ read the AS headline on Sunday morning, alongside a picture of Bellingham beating his chest as he celebrated his goal.

Jude Bellingham starred on his Real Madrid debut, scoring a volley in the first half

AS labelled him ‘the boss’ after his dream debut for the Spanish giants on Saturday night

Marca compared Bellingham to a ‘cathedral’ after he dominated the midfield battle


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The England star is still only 20, but plays with maturity beyond his years, and can more than hold his own physically on the pitch.

Accompanying a picture of Bellingham with his arms outstretched in front of a sea of Bilbao fans, Marca summed up his presence by claiming he is ‘a player like a cathedral’.

They also added that his debut had been comparable to an ‘exhibition’ with Bellingham dazzling on the biggest stage again, just as he has for England and Borussia Dortmund in recent years.

Madrid finished 10 points adrift of Barcelona in LaLiga last season, failing to build on their previous campaign when they won the title and the Champions League under Carlo Ancelotti.

But they have reason to be optimistic that they could catch their rivals this year with Bellingham in the side, especially after his performance on Saturday.

Madrid will be back in action next Saturday when they travel to Almeria, with Bellingham having to wait until September 2 for his Bernabeu bow, as the Spanish giants complete the finishing touches to the redevelopment of their iconic stadium. 

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