Valdano: “Bellingham was a bit nervous, it was his first final and it was played in London”

Jorge Valdano he commented on Real Madrid’s victory in yesterday’s final against Borussia Dortmund, which allowed the Spanish club to lift the fifteenth Champions League in history. The Argentine legend praised Bellingham despite the Englishman’s less-than-exceptional performance: “He is a player with superior talent, an injury held him back at his best. In the final he was a bit nervous, perhaps because it was his first time and he was in England, and he knew all eyes were on him. “There’s no doubt he’s a star.”

Florentino Perez’s work: “Florentino Pérez learned a lot along the way. At the beginning he thought that squads were made up of 12 players, that defenders were not important. Now the teams are very balanced and work well from a tactical point of view. He made very risky bets with the young players and many of them went well. It is very difficult to do what Real Madrid does and at the same time win the Champions League, it is important to know who is in charge and in Madrid Florentino Pérez is in charge.”

The scoreboard of the Champions League final.
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maaatsen; Sabitzer, Emre Can (35′ st Malen); Sancho, Brandt (35′ st Haller), Adeyemi (27′ st Reus); Fullkrug. Available: Meyer, Lotka, Wolf, Bynoe-Gittens, Nmecha, Ozcan, Sule, Moukoko, Watjen. All.: Terzic

Real Madrid (4-3-1-2): Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos (40′ st Modric), Camavinga; Bellingham (40′ st Joselu); Rodrygo (45′ st Militao), Vinicius (49′ st Vasquez). Available: Lunin, Kepa, Fran Garcia, Ceballos, Guler, Diaz, Tchouameni, Alaba. All.: Ancelotti

Referee: Vincic (Slovenia)
Scorers: 29′ st Carvajal, 38′ st Vinicius (R)
Booked: Schlotterbeck, Sabitzer, Hummels (B), Vinicius (R)