Ancelotti Cautious on Guler's Debut and Development at Real Madrid
|Carlo Ancelotti head Coach of Real Madrid CF giving instructions to Fran Garcia of Real Madrid during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Mallorca at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 03, 2024 in Madrid, Spain.(Image-Getty)
Manager Carlo Ancelotti emphasized that Real Madrid won't hasten the progress of Turkish attacking midfielder Arda Guler, who finally made his debut for the club in a 3-1 victory over Arandina in the Copa del Rey on Saturday. The 18-year-old, who joined Santiago Bernabeu from Fenerbahce six months ago for a reported fee of 20 million euros, showcased his skills after overcoming a series of injuries.
Despite the LaLiga leaders securing a place in the last 16 with the triumph over Arandina, Ancelotti stressed the importance of patience in Guler's development. The young talent, who played well for an hour, needs time to acclimate to the team and gradually enhance his fitness and intensity levels.
Ancelotti praised Guler's qualities, including his left foot and strong character. The manager acknowledged the significance of the young player's return and highlighted the importance of patience for his further development.
Looking ahead, Real Madrid is set to face rivals Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday.