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Jude Bellingham wears unreleased Zinedine Zidane-esque Adidas Predators in Real Madrid’s Champions League win over Napoli

Jude Bellingham took a chip off Zinedine Zidane’s block in Real Madrid’s 4-2 Champions League win over Napoli.

The Los Blancos midfielder wore unreleased Adidas Predator boots similar to the ones Zidane used to wear.

Trent Alexander-Arnold did the same against Manchester City after he signed a £26million deal with the sportswear behemoths, joining Bellingham on their roster.

 

Next year is the 30-year anniversary of Adidas Predators coming out and the brand is teasing the release of a new edition of the boots once worn by Zidane, Steven Gerrard, and David Beckham.

But Bellingham was able to take the Zidane inspiration further by taking the No 5 shirt, once the Frenchman’s number.

Jude Bellingham teased the new Adidas Predator boots by wearing them in a throwback look to Zinedine Zidane during Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Napoli on Wednesday
Jude Bellingham teased the new Adidas Predator boots by wearing them in a throwback look to Zinedine Zidane during Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Napoli on Wednesday
Zidane wore the boots when he scored Madrid's winner in the 2002 Champions League final
Zidane wore the boots when he scored Madrid’s winner in the 2002 Champions League final
Trent Alexander-Arnold also wore the boots after signing a £26million contract with Adidas
Trent Alexander-Arnold also wore the boots after signing a £26million contract with Adidas

He also wore a long-sleeved shirt against Napoli – unlike his team-mates – in a throwback to Zidane’s garment from the 2002 Champions League final.

That day Zidane scored a legendary volley against Bayer Leverkusen in a 2-1 win, and Bellingham was on the scoresheet on Wednesday night at the Bernabeu.

Bellingham scored Madrid’s second while Rodrygo, Nico Paz, and Joselu also netted to maintain the side’s 100% record in the Champions League this season.

He celebrated his goal by sticking out his tongue and later posted a clip with the caption ‘the tongue is back’ in a reference to his boots.

Napoli gave it a good go on Walter Mazzarri’s return to the dugout in Europe’s elite competition but were overpowered by a superior Madrid outfit.

Adidas couldn’t have many better representatives than the media-friendly Bellingham, who has 22.9 million Instagram followers and has had arecord-breaking start at Madrid, scoring 15 goals in 16 games.

Their new boots have had a flourishing start to life as Alexander-Arnold also scored against Man City to silence the Etihad.

Adidas are releasing a new edition of the boots in 2024 as it will be their 30-year anniversary

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