Jude Bellingham has quickly shown a physical and mental mettle that will undoubtedly see him become one of world football’s biggest stars.
The England international has risen to the enormous task of becoming a key component of the Real Madrid team, aged just 20-years-old.
Bellingham has netted five times in his opening four league games for the LaLiga giants following an £88.5million switch from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
And where the easily shaken are found wanting, Bellingham has puffed up his chest, seemingly unafraid of the antics that are inevitably coming his way.
Bellingham scored a dramatic late winner to see off the challenge of Getafe last weekend but his late jubilation came after some antagonising from opposition players.
Getafe stars attempted to distract the dangerous Bellingham from his game by roughing him up.
Clearly prepared for the intimidation, Bellingham is seen giving it back in a social media video clip,
Even with the numbers game against him, Bellingham stands firm and fires back in a controlled manner, ensuring he doesn’t overstep the mark.
The former Birmingham City man shows an incredible level of control in a high-octane situation against 28-year-old Domingos Duarte and 33-year-old Stefan Mitrovic.
Bellingham had the last laugh though, breaking Getafe hearts late on as Carlo Ancelotti’s side continued their 100 per cent start to the season.
After the win, the legendary Italian manager, buoyed by Bellingham’s heroics, set the Three Lions star a goals target for the season.
He said: “He can score 15 goals without a problem.
“He stands out because he moves very well without the ball. This is the main quality of him.
“He breaks lines, has a great movement, constant, that’s why he scores so many goals. He was very calm, very focused.
“He really wanted to play here, but I have seen him very calm, very focused on the game.”