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Real Madrid’s teenage prodigy likely to be ruled out until mid-October



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With the new season set to begin tomorrow, Real Madrid are experiencing a rough period of sorts.

The club’s main goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has picked up an ACL injury recently, effectively ruling him out for the entirety of the 2023/24 campaign.

It was followed by the revelation that Arda Guler’s knee problem would require surgery. The youngster was expected to be ruled out for at least six weeks due to surgery.

Arda Guler will be back in mid-October

El Chiringuito has offered an update on Guler’s injury, suggesting that the player might return to action in mid-October.

Real Madrid had opted for a conservative treatment, which was going slower than expected, which is why they have now opted to go down the surgery route.

It comes as a blow for Real Madrid.

Guler, after all, was one of the club’s key investments in this summer transfer window, with many expecting him to even replace Marco Asensio.

Out for an extended period. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

How will Real Madrid cope?

Guler’s surgery will certainly impact and delay his development and integration process at Real Madrid.

However, Los Blancos have more than enough number and quality to cover up for the young Turk.

In fact, Carlo Ancelotti is already looking to field a young midfield against Athletic Club in the season opener, with Jude Bellingham expected to operate in the number ten role.

Thanks to the Englishman, Real Madrid can afford to have a strong presence in the creative role, without having to rely on the services of Guler.

Ancelotti, though, will hope that the young Turk returns to action as soon as possible, as the club would require more depth going ahead.

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Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”



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Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.

It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.

After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.

It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.

Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”

On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”

It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:

“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”

Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:

“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”

The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:

“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”

Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:

“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”

Source: AS

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