Bellingham, the official announcement


By: Manu Tournoux

Absent for almost three weeks, Jude Bellingham will return to the field this weekend with Real Madrid. His coach confirmed it on Friday.

Without him, Real Madrid is clearly no longer the same. Offensively at least, because since he suffered a major sprain on February 10, Jude Bellingham has been sorely lacking and his absence has impacted his team’s statistics in the offensive sector. Top Merengue scorer since the start of the Spanish championship (16 goals), the Englishman saw his team score only one goal in each of the three matches they played without him. But fortunately for Madrid, the parenthesis will close.

This Friday, and as many Real Madrid supporters hoped, Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the big return of the former Borussia Dortmund player. A return which will therefore take place this weekend, as part of the twenty-seventh day of La Liga, with a trip by the Madrilenians to the pitch of Valence FC (Saturday, at 9 p.m.). The Italian coach therefore announced it during the pre-match press conference, in comments relayed by A.S.. “ He is 100%. Everything he has done and needs to do on an individual level is good. He is comfortable with his ankle and has returned to his best condition. He’s going to play. »

Courteous, not before mid-April

However, there was no danger ahead for Real who have not lost since January 18 and an overtime exit against Atlético de Madrid, in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey . After that, the Merengue club went eight games without defeat (six wins and two draws), in all competitions. Current series.

In front of journalists, Carlo Ancelotti also took the opportunity to talk about the still distant return of Thibaut Courtois. Victim of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last August, the goalkeeper continues his fitness and could reappear on a match sheet within a good month. “ The date is not defined. But we have to take advantage of the international break, then the mini break of the Copa del Rey. He should then be able to train with the group. After April 14, after Mallorca, he could be there. »

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