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Barcelona superstar praises Real Madrid midfield legend ahead of El Clasico



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Real Madrid are set to welcome arch-rivals FC Barcelona on Sunday, in what could be a crucial game in the context of the title race.

Heading into this important fixture, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has offered his thoughts on his team’s chances. He has also notably praised some of the Real Madrid players including Luka Modric.

“Real Madrid have Modrić, how old is he? 35-36-37? It doesn’t matter, he still gives his all at his age and he’s one of the best midfielders in the world. I enjoy watching it,” said the Dutch midfielder.

He went on to praise other Real Madrid stars including Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema, adding, “I think [Real] Madrid have a great team with great players. They have Vinnie and Benzema with very high abilities. For the fans, it will be a great match when they see Benzema against [Robert] Lewandowski.”

The Barcelona midfielder hailed Real Madrid’s excellent start to the season as well, even though it is Barça who are leading the league table at the moment.

“We haven’t seen analysis videos of Madrid yet, but we know they are a very strong team. I guess they haven’t lost a game this season, right?”

However, Frenkie de Jong backs Barcelona to perform well and possibly secure an important victory against their arch-rivals that could go a long way in instilling confidence in the camp.

“I hope we will win 4-0 again but it will be a difficult game,” said the Dutchman, who is hoping to earn a start against Real Madrid, especially in the aftermath of Sergio Busquets’ poor performance in midweek.

Source: LaLigaTV

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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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