Real Madrid appear to have spelt new signing and star man Jude Bellingham’s name wrong in the club’s home dressing room at their new £500million stadium.
Los Blancos debuted the Santiago Bernabeu renovations during their 2-1 win over Getafe in LaLiga on Sunday evening, in which Bellingham continued his imperious start to life in Spain with a 95th-minute winner for his side.
The midfielder has taken to his new team like a duck in water, netting five times in Madrid’s opening four games as they look to regain the LaLiga title after losing out to Barcelona last season.
He was once again the hero of the hour on the grand reopening of the historic ground at the weekend, on hand to poke in the winner after Getafe goalkeeper David Soria had spilled Lucas Vazquez’s shot from distance.
But he may have felt a little less at home when he arrived at his peg in the changing room for the game, with the designers spelling the England man’s name wrong on the side of his pod.
Jude Bellingham’s name has been spelt wrong in the Real Madrid changing room, seen in a video on social media
The midfielder scored a late winner for Real Madrid as they beat Getafe 2-1 on Sunday evening
In a video shared on social media, Bellingham can be seen sat at his peg taking in a drink minutes after the full time whistle on Sunday.
He is congratulated by team-mates as he recovers from the game, and interviewed by someone behind the camera about the events of the 90 minutes.
‘I’ve never heard a stadium so loud in my life,’ the 20-year-old can be seen saying.
When asked if he enjoyed his winner, he puffs his cheeks and shakes his head in disbelief, taking in a drink before replying: ‘Unbelievable.’
‘Stressful, but it couldn’t have ended better,’ he finished, before shouting ‘vamos’ in celebration.
The midfielder has made a stellar start to life at his new club, scoring five goals in four games
Perhaps the main takeaway from the video, however, is the background, in which the players’ names can be seen next to their pegs in the changing room.
Bellingham’s peg, with the midfielder wearing No5 for Real Madrid, is situated between David Alaba’s (four) and Nacho’s (six).
His name, however, is spelt wrong. Rather than the correct ‘Bellingham’, his name appears as ‘Bellimgham’, with the ‘n’ replaced by an ‘m’.
Though the player himself doesn’t seem too bothered by the error, Real Madrid will see it as a big mistake and a PR own goal that a video showcasing it has been shared online.