Jude Bellingham has been an unstoppable force in Real Madrid’s midfield line this season.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has warned Barcelona of Jude Bellingham’s impact ahead of the El Clasico.
Bellingham has taken La Liga by storm since his summer move to Real Madrid. Despite playing as a midfielder, the England international has registered 11 goals and three assists in 12 matches across all competitions.
As Bellingham prepares for his El Clasico debut, Barca hope to contain the 20-year-old’s goal threat.
“He can create something out of nothing, we know that,” Ter Stegen told Mundo Deportivo. “He has plenty of goals for an inside player and he compensates a bit for the departure of Benzema.
“Despite being a completely different profile he generates a lot of danger when he steps into the box and he finishes very well.”
Barcelona go into their first El Clasico of the season on the back of a brilliant run of 13 unbeaten games. The Catalans can have a chance to leapfrog their arch-rivals from the top of the table by beating them on Saturday.
Ter Stegen added: “Now we have some results that give us this peace of mind going into a Clasico, which is always important and obviously we want to win it. We are playing at home, we have our fans behind us and we want to win that game.”