Predrag Mijatović (foto: Getty Images)
Legendary ex-Partizan and Real Madrid footballer Predrag Mijatović has highly commended young English sensation Jude Bellingham for his outstanding performances in the Real Madrid jersey this season.
Mijatović's acclaim highlights Bellingham's rapidly growing reputation and impact at the esteemed Spanish club.
Jude Bellingham, the English national team player and a key figure at Real Madrid, turned just 20 years old in June but continues to amaze fans across Europe and the world with his skills and knowledge. Having transferred from Borussia Dortmund a few months ago, Bellingham has managed to score an impressive 15 goals in 16 matches across all competitions in his first season with the world's most trophy-laden club.
Predrag Mijatović, a former Real Madrid player and ex-Yugoslavia national team representative, had only words of praise for the young striker.
"The way he has adapted, how he plays, and how he has connected with teammates who have big careers, winning five European champion titles! The way he has managed to connect with Real Madrid from the first minute tells me he is a very intelligent guy and is destined to be a Real footballer. I still can't believe what is happening. Two months of competition and he already plays and behaves like a veteran, as if he has been there for ten years. Those of us who have played in this club know how complicated and very difficult it is, and that says a lot of things about him. However, the strongest impression on me, apart from the goals and performances, is his behavior and connection with the club, the fans. No one has ever managed to do it so quickly and so well," Mijatović stated in an interview with “AS”.
With Real Madrid, Mijatović won three trophies and was also named the best foreign player in La Liga in the 1995/96 season.