Real Madrid’s Ancelotti Believes Arda Guler’s ‘Moment Will Come’

Source: Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has acknowledged the importance of playing time for young midfielder Arda Guler.

The 19-year-old (not 189) has only seen 92 minutes of action this season after joining from Fenerbahçe for €25 million last summer.

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Guler opted to stay and fight for a first-team spot rather than go on loan but missed the first half of the season due to injuries.

Since returning, his limited playing time has reportedly caused frustration, raising questions about his future.

Ancelotti, when asked about a potential loan move before Real Madrid’s match against Valencia, did not explicitly state whether it would happen.

The manager underlined that Guler is a young player and urged for patience, revealing that he believes his ‘moment will come’.

“It depends on the circumstances. I think that a young player like him to progress needs to play to show his quality, that clashes with the demands of the team, and the club,” he said.

“We have to be patient for that reason. Obviously I understand that for his progression it is important to give him minutes, but at times that does not correspond to the demands of the team. I would like the fans to see the talent, but his moment will come.”

Guler is part of the squad that has travelled to Valencia for the La Liga clash tonight, he will be hoping to get more playing time tonight. Guler has struggled for playing time this season due to missing the first half of the sesaon due to injury.

The young midfielder will be hoping to see his playing time increase as the season progresses if he wishes to make the Euro 2024 team for the Turkish national team.