Neil Lennon compares Jude Bellingham, who he describes as an “assassin”, to a legendary figure from Real Madrid.

Jude Bellingham once again displayed his remarkable skills in a thrilling UEFA Champions League match between 1. FC Union Berlin and Real Madrid CF. The talented young midfielder played a pivotal role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 triumph, delivering a timely assist for Dani Ceballos’ decisive goal.

Bellingham’s exceptional performance ensured Real Madrid’s flawless track record in the group stages of the Champions League. With a total of seven goal contributions in five matches, he has stood out as a standout player for the club. In fact, only his fellow England teammates Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka have matched his impressive statistics. Bellingham’s performance in Europe has been outstanding, and he has also been highly effective in domestic matches. In 14 La Liga games, he has scored an impressive 12 goals, contributing to a remarkable total of 21 goals in just 19 games across all competitions.

Neil Lennon, the former Celtic manager, couldn’t resist praising Bellingham’s exceptional skills and even likened him to the legendary Zinedine Zidane. Lennon portrayed Bellingham as a strong and elegant player who runs with the ball, showcasing the ability to both score goals and create opportunities for his teammates. In addition, he praised the midfielder’s character and demeanor, emphasizing his capacity to excel at a tender age.

A different analyst, Joleon Lescott, echoed Lennon’s thoughts, underscoring Bellingham’s extraordinary mindset and adaptability. Lescott pointed out that being entrusted with Zidane’s renowned jersey at Real Madrid speaks volumes about the youngster’s talents and significance to the team. He also highlighted the profound influence Bellingham has had since joining Borussia Dortmund, with Dani Carvajal even stating that he has never witnessed someone of such a young age make such a substantial impact. Supporters have the opportunity to witness Bellingham’s performance anew when Real Madrid faces off against Newcastle in the Champions League. The game will be shown live on TNT Sports and discovery+ starting at 19:00 UK time on Wednesday, December 13. Access to TNT Sports can be acquired via different providers including discovery+, BT, EE, Sky, and Virgin Media. To locate nearby venues broadcasting TNT Sports, fans can utilize the Pub Finder tool.

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