Arda Guler Prioritizes Real Madrid Pre-Season Despite Deep Euro Run

Source: Real Madrid

Following Turkey’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Czech Republic that secured their place in the Euro 2024 quarter-finals, a tug-of-war has emerged between young star Arda Guler and his club Real Madrid.

Manager’s Call, Player’s Objection

The Fanatik report that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti contacted Guler after the match, likely to discuss pre-season plans. However, Guler reportedly objected to Ancelotti’s initial decision, which may have involved delaying his return for the club’s pre-season camp in the USA.

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Guler’s Strong Stance

Guler reportedly prioritized rejoining Real Madrid as soon as possible, even if it meant a shorter vacation. He emphasized the time lost due to injuries last season and his eagerness to integrate with the team.

His statement reportedly included: “You don’t need to take me off the tour, I want to be with you even if I have fewer holidays. I lost a lot of time last year. I want to join the team as soon as possible.”

Finding a Compromise

Faced with Guler’s strong stance, Real Madrid is reportedly exploring a solution that allows him to participate in both the pre-season tour and have some time to rest.

This could involve a later arrival in the USA or a specific plan that balances his training needs with some vacation time.

Guler’s Determination

Guler’s dedication to his club despite a deep run with the national team is a remarkable story. This development highlights his ambition and desire to make a significant impact at Real Madrid next season.

The 19-year-old scored a contender for goal of the tournament and put on a man of the match display in the 3-1 win over Georgia in the opening Group F game.

He was rested against Portugal before starting again in the 2-1 win over the Czech Republic.

Guler is likely to feature in the Last 16 clash against Austria next. The young attacking midfielder has been linked with a summer exit in the media but seems keen on staying at Real.