Jude Bellingham won the grand prize ‘Golden Boy 2023’ shared by the prestigious Italian Tuttosport.
The English midfielder thanked everyone for the great support they gave him, while he said that to be the best young footballer in the world you have to help the team as well.
“Thank you for the invitation and the award. It is an h onor to be here today, where so many legends have passed. I’m very lucky for everything I’ve been through. It’s great to hear the world’s great reactions to me.
“To be the best player in the world, you don’t just have to play well and score goals, you also have to help the team.”
The Englishman was transferred from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window for 103 million euros and it can be said that Florentino Pérez has no regrets about the amount spent on the 20-year-old.
“Real Madrid is the best team in the world, I am very grateful and enjoy every day that passes, all the players I play with are top class.”
“The expectations and the pressure are at the highest level, both in Madrid and in England, but I am very lucky to be playing football. If not, I would be studying at university now. I thank my family for encouraging me to play this sport since I was a child, because without football I would not be the same,” said Bellingham.
At the very end, Bellingham has also revealed his idol, saying that Wayne Rooney has had a big influence on him.
“I have a long list of idols, but Wayne Rooney was a big influence on me,” Bellingham said.