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Injury update: Toni Kroos could return from injury in time for PSG clash



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Real Madrid completed a 4-1 drubbing of Real Sociedad at the weekend ahead of the critical encounter against Paris-Saint Germain in the UEFA Champions League. However, all is not well ahead of the Round of 16 clash.

Los Blancos head into the game at Bernabeu with some significant handicaps. Casemiro and Ferland Mendy are suspended on the night owing to an accumulation of yellow cards. Moreover, injuries to Marcelo and Toni Kroos have put both players in doubt for these upcoming games.

Carlo Ancelotti’s plans suffer a big blow with these updates, especially at left-back and in midfield. Yet, there is a silver lining to the situation.

According to reports from Miguel Angel Diaz, Kroos is not yet ruled out for the game against PSG. On Tuesday, the German will try to train with the group. The final decision regarding his participation will be based on his feelings in the session.

If he is able to play, the German is expected to partner Luka Modric and Federico Valverde in midfield. However, Eduardo Camavinga leads the race to replace him if Kroos is unable to participate.

After the 1-0 defeat in the first leg, Madrid find themselves in a must-win situation midweek. If Ancelotti’s men cannot win by a margin of at least two goals, it will be the end of their Champions League run this season. However, they do have the home advantage on the night and are expected to see off the struggling French side.

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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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