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Video – Arda Guler left frustrated as Turkey coach sends him to individual training

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Real Madrid wonderkid Arda Guler began the UEFA Euro 2024 with a bang, scoring a wondergoal for Turkey as they defeated Georgia 2-1 in their tournament over.

But since then things have taken a downturn for the 19-year-old sensation as he was dropped from the starting XI against Portugal despite his stellar display against Georgia.

Manager Vincenzo Montella explained the decision claiming that Guler had been dealing with fatigue and handed him just 20 minutes in the second game.

“We talked to Arda and the doctor, he was tired. We did not want to take any risks,” he had said.

Tensions brewing?

However, a recent clip from Turkey’s training session seems to suggest that all might not be well between Guler and Montella.

Indeed, as Turkey prepared for their final group game against Czechia, the 19-year-old was made to train away from the main squad by the manager, which seemingly left the youngster frustrated.

Just as Guler was ready to wear his training bib and get started, Montella took it away and asked him to move away.

Stepping aside, the teenager looked puzzled as he saw his teammates get started with the training session before walking away from the scene and training by himself.

It must be remembered that Montella’s decision to bench Guler against Portugal did not please a large contingent of the Turkish national team supporters.

Now, his action to send Guler to train by himself away from the group is likely to spark a strong reaction as well.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury

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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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