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Real Madrid prodigy set to undergo knee surgery, will be out for six weeks



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It has been a difficult day for Real Madrid as their star goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois ruptured his ACL during training today and is set to undergo surgery.

Now, Mario Cortegana is reporting that another Los Blancos star, Arda Guler, will also be undergoing surgery to treat his knee injury.

Guler joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, arriving from Fenerbahce in a deal worth €20 million plus €10 million in add-ons.

The 18-year-old prodigy had been making waves in early pre-season training but picked up a knee injury during the US tour and did not play a part on the trip.

After Guler returned to Spain, it was decided that he will not undergo surgery, with Real Madrid opting for a more conservative treatment.

Guler to undergo surgery

It had been even suggested that the first round of treatment had gone well and there were positive feelings surrounding his recovery.

But Cortegana reports that things changed during the second phase of the treatment, which forced the plans, and the decision for him to undergo surgery was made a few hours ago today.

As per the report, the operation will take place in Madrid, with renowned surgeon Manuel Leyes likely to be the one performing it.

He has previously performed surgeries on other Real Madrid players like Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, and Marco Asensio.

Once the surgery is done, Guler would likely be out for a period of six weeks.

As such, fans will have to continue waiting to see the 18-year-old teenage sensation in action in Real Madrid colours.

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Real Madrid retain total confidence in Carlo Ancelotti despite derby disaster – report



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Sunday night was a disappointing one for Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Civitas Metropolitano.

The Merengues suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season as former striker Alvaro Morata scored a brace for the Rojiblancos while Antoine Griezmann was also on target.

Real Madrid might be feeling aggrieved by some of the calls made by the referee on the night but they were just not good enough to secure all three points at the Metropolitano.

Real Madrid retain full confidence in Ancelotti

Despite the disappointing performance and outcome, Real Madrid retain their full and total confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports Jose Felix Diaz (via RM4Arab).

There had been question marks about the team selection made by the manager for the derby against Atletico Madrid.

After all, the Italian opted to bench Joselu from the starting XI to bring in Luka Modric and shift the tactics.

Aurelien Tchouameni was also left out despite being one of the team’s strongest performers this season with Toni Kroos being preferred.

The Real Madrid hierarchy wishes for the manager to trust the next-gen midfield for the big games but Ancelotti’s selection indicated that he is still not ready to do so.

Despite there being some differences, the board retains full confidence in Ancelotti.

Ancelotti accepts blame for defeat

It was a disappointing performance from Real Madrid in their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far and speaking after the match, manager Ancelotti accepted the blame for the outcome.

“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. It’s my fault,” Ancelotti said.

With the game done and dusted, Real Madrid now turn their focus towards producing a strong comeback when they face Las Palmas later this week.

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