Real Madrid youngster feels 100% fit ahead of Rayo Vallecano encounter

Arda Guler’s start to life in Madrid has been far from ideal. Since arriving amidst much hype in the summer, the youngster has faced a constant battle with injuries and is yet to make his debut.

Two injuries and a surgery later, the young Turk appears set to return to the first team scene and prove his worth to Carlo Ancelotti.

Ball in the manager’s park

According to reports from Mario Cortegana (h/t Madrid Zone), Arda Guler completed the training session yesterday with good sensations and is very close to being called up.

The player considers himself 100% ready to play, and it is now only up to Carlo Ancelotti.

Guler could thus enter the squad to face Rayo Vallecano later this weekend. Else, a return for the midweek UEFA Champions League clash against Braga is almost a certainty.

A mountain of expectation

Jude Bellingham has stolen the headlines in Madrid this season with his extra-terrestrial performances. Needless to say, the English phenom’s success only makes life for Guler more difficult.

The Turk arrived in Madrid with a mountain of expectation on his shoulders. He was dubbed as one of the best young talents in world football, and reports of his high quality in training only furthered the expectations.

Coming back from injury, he must fight with Real Madrid’s in-form signing for a starting spot in the attacking midfield.

Chances will thus come seldom, and he will be judged against Bellingham’s extraordinary level even on the occasion he plays.

The coming weeks will thus be critical for Guler, not only to solidify his place in the manager’s plans but also to rebuild his own confidence after a difficult period

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