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Ancelotti talks Modric, Vinicius, Rodrygo, Hazard following Real Madrid 2-1 Real Betis



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Real Madrid were made to work hard for their win against Real Betis on Saturday. The clash was much anticipated, given that it featured the first and second-placed teams facing off.

Los Blancos got the early lead via a Vinicius Jr stunner but were pegged back when Sergio Canales blasted the ball past Thibaut Courtois in the seventeenth minute.

Eventually, the hosts regained their lead through a smart play by Rodrygo that saw him win the ball in a dangerous area before he calmly tucked it past Rui Silva.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the press after his side’s fourth consecutive win and covered topics ranging from the goalscorers to the bench-warmers. Here are the snippets from his interaction with the media.

On the result against Los Verdiblancos: “We’ve started well and played difficult matches. We deserved to win.”

On Hazard and Asensio not seeing minutes: “It’s hard to answer this, I know I can count on him and Asensio but I don’t know how many minutes they will play.”

On Luka Modric: “Modrić continued at the highest level with consistency.”

On failing to maintain a clean sheet: “We’ve taken into account the goal we conceded today and that it shouldn’t be repeated. We have to improve in these situations.”

On the difference-makers on the night: “Vinicius and Rodrygo played an amazing match.”

On his philosophy for the team: “The aim is to play effective, winning football. We have the quality to play in transition and score goals.”

Source: Real Madrid twitter

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.

Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.

The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.

Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid

Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.

However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.

To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.

This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler

The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.

Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.

This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.

It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.

Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.

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