Brazil will begin their FIFA World Cup campaign in a week as they kick things off against Serbia in Group H on November 24.
Ahead of the tournament, manager Tite has been working hard with his players to prepare them for the competition and lead the Selecao to the trophy they have not won since the triumph in 2002.
Real Madrid have three players in the Brazil squad that has travelled to Qatar for the World Cup in the form of Eder Militao, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes.
But, according to Mario Cortegana, none of the three Real Madrid players are likely to be a part of the starting lineup for Brazil at the World Cup.
The journalist claims that the Selecao’s training sessions are providing an indication of manager Tite’s plans for the tournament and as things stand, none of the Real Madrid trio seem to feature as part of his starting XI.
It was expected considering the wealth of talent that Brazil have in their roster. With Thiago Silva and Marquinhos locking down the centre-back spots, Militao was always going to be the third-choice centre-half.
He has been used as a right-back by Tite in the past but there too he will have to contend with competition from Danilo and Dani Alves.
As for Vinicius, he would have to directly compete with Neymar for a berth on the left flank. So, his selection in the starting XI was always going to be difficult.
Rodrygo also has competition from the likes of Raphinha, Richarlison and Antony, making it hard for him to get into the team as well.
Both the Real Madrid forwards have been in fine form this season at the club level. But they may have to settle for a secondary role in the national team setup at the World Cup.
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.