LaLiga: We’re surprised—Ancelotti on Bellingham’s display after Real Madrid beat Barcelona
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has commented on midfielder Judge Bellingham’s display during his side’s La Liga El Clasico 2-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday.
A brace from Bellingham ensured Real Madrid defeated Barcelona, as Ilkay Gundogan’s goal was not enough for Xavi’s side.
The victory moved Ancelotti’s side to the top of the La Liga table with four points ahead of third-placed Barcelona and ahead of second-placed Girona on goal difference.
Speaking about Bellingham’s display, Ancelotti said at his post-match press conference: “We are surprised, especially with his level and his effectiveness. He comes from the second line. Today, he surprised with his shot with a great goal from the front line.”
Commenting on Bellingham not celebrating after scoring the first goal, Ancelotti added: “He looks like a seasoned veteran; it’s clear that the objective was to win; the equaliser turned it around for us.”