Laliga: Bellingham Not Weighed Down By Real Madrid Shirt, Says Ancelotti

By Chimezie Nebolisa
Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Jude Bellingham can cope with high expectations at the club after the England midfielder's sparkling start to life in the Spanish capital.

Bellingham joined Real from Borussia Dortmund in June for 103 million euros and said at the time that his decision to sign for the 14-times European champions was driven by a desire to add to their rich history.

The 20-year-old is the currently the top scorer in LaLiga with five goals.

Speaking in a press conference, Ancelotti said: "He's playing in an important league and at an important club. He's doing very well and I'm not surprised," Ancelotti told reporters on Saturday. "Good players with personality suffer a bit less than the others.A player with personality above all, more than quality, means that an important shirt like Real Madrid's doesn't weigh so much."

"He's a player who's very focused, very serious, very professional," he said. "He's not someone who could lose his head if someone speaks well of him. He shows consistency and he has great physical strength. I don't know how many goals he can score, but he has to maintain this consistency because he helps us a lot in our attacking play," he added.

Real host 10th-placed Real Sociedad on Sunday.