Real Madrid are back in action tomorrow night and will take on Elche in the hopes of continuing their La Liga defence. Things have fared decently well for them up until now as they sit in second place, two points adrift of Barcelona.
Los Blancos have released their travelling list for the game, including 23 players. Carlo Ancelotti has the services of all but one of his players for this game, including Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga.
Mariano Diaz is the only one injured, and will not be with the team for this outing.
Karim Benzema picked up an injury ahead of the World Cup and was discharged from the French national team, which created a ton of controversy. The Ballon d’Or winner is back in time for the return of club football, though.
A win would take Madrid on top of La Liga, at least temporarily, until Barcelona kick off against Espanyol more than 12 hours later.
Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training
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.
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.