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Real Madrid quartet set to miss Valladolid encounter on Friday – report

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Real Madrid are all set to return to La Liga action this Friday when they lock horns with Real Valladolid away from home at Estadio Jose Zorrilla.

Having picked up just one victory in their last three league encounters, Los Blancos will be eager to restart the campaign on a winning note and reclaim the top spot in the table from arch-rivals Barcelona.

Leading up to the game, journalist Arancha Rodriguez has provided an update regarding the squad that Carlo Ancelotti will have at his disposal for the trip to Valladolid.

And as per the update, Los Blancos are likely to be without the quartet of Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Mariano Diaz for the upcoming fixture on Friday. The manager will have the rest of the squad at his disposal for the game.

The trio of Modric, Camavinga and Tchouameni were expected to be back in training today following their deep runs in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Modric’s Croatia finished third in the tournament while Tchouameni and Camavinga lost in the final against champions Argentina.

However, as per the latest updates from Sergio Quirante, the trio will be rejoining training only tomorrow, just a day before the Valladolid game. That effectively rules them out from the contest against Valladolid.

As for Mariano, the out-of-favour striker did not train with the team yesterday and today after picking up a blow to his ankle. And he is unlikely to recover in time for the trip to Valladolid.

The absence of three midfielders in Modric, Camavinga, and Tchouameni means that Ancelotti could call upon Dani Ceballos’ services against Valladolid.

Mariano’s unavailability is unlikely to have much of an impact considering he is hardly a regular in the manager’s plans. Karim Benzema, who is super motivated after his World Cup ordeal, will likely be leading the line for Real Madrid on Friday.

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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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