JUDE BELLINGHAM described Vinicius Jr as “the best in the world” after Real Madrid’s 3-2 win at Napoli last night.
The former Borussia Dortmund star gushed over his pal Vinicius Jr following his side’s dramatic win.
On the Brazilian, Bellingham told Movistar: “He’s probably the best in the world for me.
“He’s one of the most talented players I’ve ever played with.”
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Bellingham has scored eight goals in his first nine matches since joining Real Madrid.
On his stunning start to life in Spain, he humbly said: “I believe in myself, but I didn’t know it would be this good.
“I owe it to the staff and my team-mates.”
Bellingham’s brilliant dribble and finish last night drew comparisons to the great Diego Maradona – but the Brummy ace played down such suggestions.
He added: “That’s a bit too much!
“It was a nice goal. From what I’ve seen on YouTube and documentaries, his quality was a bit more than mine, or a lot more. I’m just trying to contribute in a Jude way.”
On Bellingham’s impact, Ancelotti gushed after the game: “What’s surprising is he’s only 20.
“It seems like he’s 30 with his character, his personality. He’s always focused, he knows what he has to do.
“That’s strange for a player who’s just 20. And then the quality he has, the physical strength.
“Obviously it’s a bit surprising, it’s surprising everyone.”