Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said that Arda Güler, who he did not want to use on the field despite being part of the squad for the last two games, was not yet fully ready to play.
Entrance: 11/09/2023 – 02:23 To update: 11/09/2023 – 02:23
Ancelotti answered questions about Arda Güler at the press conference after the UEFA Champions League home game in which they beat Portuguese side Braga 3-0 to secure their place in the group.
When asked why he didn’t give Arda time even though he was in the squad for the game against Braga and they had a very advantageous result, the Italian coach replied: “We are paying a lot of attention to him. He has recovered from two serious injuries and has been taking part in all of the team’s training for about a week. Arda is at 100 percent.” “When he arrives, he will have time on the field.” said.
On the other hand, the Spanish press criticized Carlo Ancelotti’s decision, who took a 3-0 lead in the 61st minute and gave Arda Güler no chance despite using his right to make five substitutions.
The newspaper Marca, which has recently attracted attention by devoting an unusual amount of space to news about Arda Güler, wrote on its website immediately after the game: “What do you think about Arda not playing?” He started a poll with the question:
In the poll, in which more than 5,000 people voted in a short period of time, 66 percent answered: “Bad, today was a perfect day for him to step on the field for the first time” and “Good, there are other football players who should do that.” Get more playing time. The answer was 34 percent.
The comment in the newspaper said: “The fans came to see Arda. Although it was a big disappointment not to see the Turkish footballer, at least they met a great Brahim Diaz. Either something happened to Arda Güler, or it makes no sense for Ancelotti to make such a decision. “It was a very pleasant game for Arda.” It was said.
National coach Vicenzo Montella also watched the game between Real Madrid and Braga from the stands.