Bellingham reveals Real Madrid’s biggest strength under Ancelotti

Bellingham reveals Real Madrid’s biggest strength under Ancelotti

Jude Bellingham has revealed that Real Madrid’s biggest strength under manager Carlo Ancelotti is the creative freedom afforded by the players.

Los Blancos progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League after defeating Manchester City on penalties in Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg.

Madrid went ahead in the first half through Rodrygo after a swift counter-attacking move that involved Bellingham. City equalised thanks to Kevin de Bruyne to level the game 4-4 on aggregate before Ancelotti’s men triumphed 4-2 in the shootout.

“Our biggest strength is he finds a way to let a lot of boys play with freedom,” Bellingham said.

“We’re so off the cuff. As a man, he fills you with calmness and confidence. I caught him yawning and he said to go out and excite him.

“You have to see it as a responsibility, not a pressure, if you want to play for a team like Real Madrid. It came down to mentality.”

Bellingham added: “I could never dream of how it started [his time at Real], just the feeling you get playing for the club – getting to put the badge on your chest. Long may it continue, hopefully [there will be] more nights like this.”

Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semi-finals for a chance to clinch a record-extending 14th European title.

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