Real Madrid Legend Rates Arda Guler Above Himself in Comparison With 'Turkish Messi'

Real Madrid Legend Rates Arda Guler Above Himself in Comparison With 'Turkish Messi'

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at May 14, 2024 at 6:52 AM
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  • A Real Madrid club legend has rated Arda Guler above himself
  • He believes the 19-year-old is a 'much better' player than him
  • Guler has three goals in 10 outings for Real Madrid this season

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Real Madrid's rising star, Arda Guler, has surpassed the expectations placed upon him, earning praise that even dwarfs the accolades of some club legends.

The Turkish youngster's journey at Los Blancos underwent a transformation after a challenging start.

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Arda Guler celebrates after scoring one of Real Madrid's four goals against Granada on May 11, 2024. Photo by Antonio Villalba.
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The former Fenerbahce prodigy has recently been entrusted with starting roles in the last three La Liga matches, repaying the confidence reposed in him with two goals, according to Transfermarkt.

Initially, doubts lingered about his adaptation to Madrid's style, seemingly compounded by limited opportunities under veteran coach, Carlo Ancelotti, despite being hailed as the 'Turkish Messi'.

However, Guler's perseverance has paid off since his La Liga start against Real Sociedad. He has consistently demonstrated his capabilities and is eager for more chances, barring any setbacks.

With only three matches remaining in the current season, the 19-year-old would be aiming to solidify his position in the Real Madrid starting line-up and establish himself for the upcoming campaign.

His impressive performances in 10 games across all competitions, have not gone unnoticed, earning admiration from esteemed figures like legendary midfielder, José María 'Guti' Gutiérrez Hernández.

Madrid legend extols Arda Guler above himself

Known for his remarkable playmaking abilities and vision, Guti has unequivocally declared Guler a 'much better' player than himself, acknowledging the youngster's exceptional talent and potential.

"Arda Guler is a much better player than me, without a single doubt," the 47-year-old Los Blancos legend said, as quoted by MadridXtra.

Arda Guler produces Lionel Messi moment

Sports Brief also previously reported that Guler demonstrated a flash of brilliance in Real Madrid's La Liga encounter with Cadiz at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on May 4.

Despite not scoring, the youngster's display was enthralling as he formed a solid partnership with veteran midfielder, Luka Modric, whom he fondly refers to as his 'brother'.

With remarkable ball control and agility at his command, Guler captivated the crowd of over 80,000 spectators at the renowned Real Madrid fortress in the game with Cadiz.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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