Connect with us

Real Madrid News

Real Madrid teenage wonderkid likely to be out for two months due to knee injury



Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images

The hype around Arda Guler after his arrival at Real Madrid was special.

The Turkish star was said to be stunning the management with his quality in training and was said to have a good chance of starting under Carlo Ancelotti.

Last week, however, Real Madrid confirmed that their latest recruit had suffered an injury to the internal meniscus of his right knee and after much deliberation, Los Blancos decided it was best for him to continue his recovery in Spain.

Guler is now back in Madrid to continue his recovery, and AS provides an update on his condition. According to the Spanish outlet, the young phenom will face around two months out of action.

A long wait for his debut

Guler had been catching the eye in training before the flight to the USA, but did not train much once Real Madrid landed there due to discomfort in his leg.

The 18-year-old prodigy missed the matches against AC Milan and Manchester United before the club decided to send him back to Spain.

As a result, he also did not feature against Barcelona and will not be playing against Juventus.

Two months out. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Furthermore, Guler will be unable to feature in the first part of the league season.

He is expected to miss crucial games including those against Athletic Club, Celta Vigo, Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid, and could return in time to face Girona in the first week of October.

All eyes on Bellingham

Carlo Ancelotti saw Guler as an option to play in a similar niche as Jude Bellingham – the attacking midfield.

With the Turkish star ruled out for a long time, the former Borussia Dortmund player can look to capitalise on the situation and engrave his name in the manager’s starting lineup.

He has made a very strong impression in his three pres-eason games so far and even scored a stunning goal against Manchester United last week.

For Guler, the wait till October will be long. One hopes that he remains mentally strong and comes back with renewed motivation once he is fully fit again.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real Madrid News

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



Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images

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.

Continue Reading