Jude Bellingham is ready to face Barcelona, confirms Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that England midfielder Jude Bellingham is set to play against Barcelona on Saturday, October 28 in the El Clasico. Bellingham came off the field in the 89th minute of the UEFA Champions League clash against Braga on Tuesday, October 24, where Madrid clinched a 2-1 victory. 

Spanish outlet El Partidazo de COPE had reported that the 20-year-old was suffering from an adductor issue but would be fine to face the Blaugrana. Ancelotti said in a press conference on Friday, October 26, “He will play because he is feeling well, totally recovered. They have removed the overload.” 

The coach went on to say, “I don’t have to explain to him what a Clasico is, everyone knows what it means. It’s a worldwide match. We are motivated, it’s an important, special game… But it’s only the first Clasico of this season, there will be more… Super Cup, the La Liga game at our home, Copa del Rey, Champions League.”

Not only this, but Bellingham shared his health updates in an interview with Spanish channel TVE. He said, “I’m ready, I’m feeling good. There’s obviously still a day and a bit to get into the best condition for the game.”

 Notably, Bellingham has played a key role in his team’s start to the campaign, where he fired eight goals in nine La Liga matches. 

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