"It's refreshing and important" Gareth Bale praises Jude Bellingham's impact at Real Madrid as he bids to win the Champions League in his first season

Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham is bidding to win the Champions League in his first season at Real Madrid (Image credit: Getty Images)

Gareth Bale has praised Jude Bellingham’s ability to deal with the intense spotlight at Real Madrid and told him winning the Champions League would cap off a perfect first season at the Bernabeu.

Bellingham has enjoyed a dream start to his career in Spain winning La Liga and scoring 19 goals and providing six assists along the way and has the chance to make it an even better season when he faces his former club Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on June 1.

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James Andrew

James Andrew is the editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing both the magazine and website. James is an NCTJ qualified journalist and began his career as a news reporter in regional newspapers in 2006 before moving into sport a year later. In 2011 he started a six year stint on the sports desk at the Daily Mail and MailOnline. James was appointed editor of FourFourTwo in December 2019. Across his career James has interviewed the likes of Franco Baresi, Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham and Michael Owen. James has been a Fulham season ticket holder since the mid-1990s and enjoys watching them home and away, through promotion and relegation.