A former Ballon d’Or puts Jude Bellingham in his place


By: Manu Tournoux

This is the feeling at the start of the season in Europe. Jude Bellingham is playing at a stratospheric level and continues to impress his world under his new colors, Real Madrid. The Englishman is the real strong man of Casa Blanca.

Formidable in his team’s play, the new Madrid number 5 is decisive on the pitch. With 13 goals in the league, he dominates the La Liga scorers ranking ahead of Borja Mayoral and his 12 goals.

However, although he is majestic at the start of the year, his compatriot and former 2001 Ballon d’Or Michael Owen believes that he must not stop there and repeat his performances for several seasons to be at the level of Steven Gerrard , Franck Lampard or Paul Scholes.

“Jude Bellingham would not automatically be better than Gerrard, Lampard and Scholes if he wins La Liga, the Champions League and Euro 2024 next year. But he would win the Ballon d’Or! These players have performed for years and years, and they have never lowered their level,” he declared in comments reported by BoyleSports.

Before completing: “ They have won many titles and also won the Champions League. Jude is extraordinary and there is no bigger admirer than me, but we can’t say yet that he is stronger than these players. He has to perform well for five, six or seven years to be at the same level as them. »

Serious candidate for the 2024 Ballon d’Or

It’s a certainty. Jude Bellingham is already establishing himself as a serious candidate for the 2024 Ballon d’Or. His great start to the season with Real Madrid propels him among the favorites for the final victory. However, nothing is being done and competition could be fierce until the end.

Players like Kylian Mbappé, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and others will have their say in this battle for the most prestigious individual trophy. It promises.

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