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Real Madrid: Ancelotti sets ambitious goal target for Bellingham

Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid
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The English midfielder has taken La Liga by storm since joining Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti believes Jude Bellingham can at least score 15 goals for Real Madrid this season.

Bellingham has enjoyed an incredible start to his Real Madrid career since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

On Saturday, the 20-year-old scored a late match-winner for the Blancos to complete their comeback against Getafe. Having scored five goals in his first four appearances in La Liga, Bellingham has surprised Ancelotti with his goalscoring output.

Speaking after the game, the Italian boss said (via Managing Madrid): “His quality isn’t surprising anybody, but his number of goals is surprising. 

“He scored around 15 with Dortmund last season, so I think he can reach that no problem.”

The Real Madrid manager added: “As for the process, we’ve watched videos with him of what we liked that he did there at Dortmund.”

Bellingham’s performances have already made him a fan favourite at Santiago Bernabeu. The home crowd chanted Bellingham’s name at the end of the game as the team celebrated a dramatic win.

“I had never heard anything like it [the celebrations at the Bernabéu] when scoring,” Bellingham said after the match “It was very nice, very special. The sound of people celebrating.

“My legs were shaking when the Bernabéu was chanting my name.”