Graeme Souness draws Zinedine Zidane comparisons for Jude Bellingham

Graeme Souness has lavished praise on Jude Bellingham and compared the young England international to Zinedine Zidane.

The image of Jude Bellingham opening his arms wide in celebration of a goal has become a common sight this season. The England international has been a sensation since he broke into Borussia Dortmund’s first team. And now he has taken the game to a new level.

Everyone is seeing a new Bellingham, who has made scoring goals look easy and become a force in Spain and for England. His game has gone into another gear since joining Real Madrid in the summer and has, so far, thoroughly justified his price tag.

Moreover, the young star was full of confidence when taking on the responsibility of the No.5 shirt at Real Madrid, knowing well the pressure the number brings with it. Formerly worn by the iconic Zinedine Zidane, Bellingham may have a similar impact if he continues with his current form.

Five goals and an assist in four games for Real Madrid may have instantly made him a hero at the Santiago Bernabeu. But there’s a long way to become a legendary figure at the Bernabeu. He can become a great there. As things stand, Bellingham is the archetypical Real Madrid signing, and the expectations surrounding the midfielder are massive.

Liverpool icon Graeme Souness has lavished praise on the 20-year-old for his sensational start with club and country. Following yet another goalscoring display against Scotland. The former Scottish legend, in his column on the Daily Mail even compared the midfielder to a former Madrid great.

Souness said, “He has the physical attributes and technical ability of Zinedine Zidane — one of the greatest players to have graced Real’s midfield — but only time will tell if he reaches those heights. Bellingham is the sort of player who everyone would want in their team and he is still just 20.”

“It baffles me that Gareth Southgate still operates with the handbrake on when he is blessed with such depth in the areas where it is hardest to find — creative and goalscoring players. For all their dominance, England had only 20 touches in Scotland’s box and five shots on target.”

“That’s not enough for this team, with the talent and creative players they are blessed with. Those numbers tell us that England were getting nowhere near enough supply to their forwards. Southgate must show more adventure and utilise his wonderful attacking assets.”

Bellingham has a big season ahead with Real Madrid as he aims to bring them back to European supremacy. Additionally, he would want to have a terrific campaign in preparation for the Euros next season, as England will count on the midfielder to win them the European Championship.

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