Late Runs into the Box
One of Bellingham’s most notable virtues is his ability to identify attacking opportunities joining from deep, both in crossing situations and in making runs behind the opponent’s defensive line.
When it comes to his arrival in the box, he shows remarkable intelligence in selecting the precise moment to take advantage of open spaces in the opponent’s area. Instead of remaining static, Bellingham has the timing to appear in the right place at the right time.
Often, he tends to arrive from the second line in a run to surprise the opposing defenders and seek goal-scoring opportunities. However, he also shows a great understanding of the game, remaining available to support ball circulation when a crossing opportunity doesn’t present itself.
Concerning his ability to exploit the space behind the opponent’s defense, Bellingham excels in identifying gaps between players in the opponent’s defensive formation. He anticipates game movements exceptionally well and, when he perceives that there is available space and a teammate who can send a long pass without much nearby opposition, he quickly moves into that gap, seizing the opportunity to destabilize the opponent.