“My Idols Are Cristiano Ronaldo, Ozil…”- 18YO Arda Guler Goes Candid About His Real Madrid Dreams After Debut

Published 01/07/2024, 4:59 AM EST

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Arda Guler already knows what he wants from the beautiful game. The 18-year-old became a part of Real Madrid over the summer and played his highly anticipated first match in the Copa del Rey. The match went extremely well for Madrid, as they secured a glorious 3-1 victory. Even though Guler failed to find a place on the scoresheet, his performance was noteworthy. Additionally, after the match, the Turkish prodigy revealed his soccer dreams.

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Just like most of the surging players, the soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo highly influenced even Guler. Furthermore, he feels privileged to be a part of Madrid, where players like Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and Mesut Ozil once ruled. Now let’s dive deeper and find out the future goals of the young star.

Arda Guler reveals his Real Madrid dream

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Soon after his Madrid debut, Guler revealed his biggest dream. He stated, “My idols are Cristiano Ronaldo, Özil, Zidane, and Guti. I want to be a Real Madrid legend like them.” Even though the 18-year-old hasn’t scored any goals for his team yet, his attacking midfield presence created ample opportunities for other players to score and this made fans buzz around his name. He was later substituted in the match, but the Turkish star has undoubtedly taken a promising step to establish himself as a significant player.

 

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Unfortunately, before his Madrid debut, Guler faced severe injuries. This kept him away from the pitch, and it took him months to recover completely from them. However, his team’s last victory was an immense relief, where Joselu, Brahim Diaz, and Rodrygo scored for Los Blancos. This recent victory also cemented their position at Spain’s Copa del Ray last 16 phase.

Interestingly, now the soccer world is anticipating more stunning performances from the former Fenerbahce star, who is widely known as ‘Turkish Messi.’ After watching his previous matches, many claimed that his playing style resembled that of Lionel Messi. Will Guler become the next Ronaldo with his Messi-like playing style?

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The soccer legend’s stint at Madrid

Ronaldo’s stint at Madrid is an unforgettable era in soccer’s history. His move to the Whites in 2009 is believed to have brought a major transformation to the sport itself. His presence at the Spanish club shifted the world’s attention to La Liga. Back then, the fans also thoroughly enjoyed the rivalry between him and Messi, who was then playing for Barcelona.

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The Portuguese superstar helped Los Blancos achieve a Champions League victory four times, and he led the team to win La Liga titles twice. During that time, he also shined brightly as an individual player, as the 38-year-old won the prestigious Ballon d’Or Award four times. Additionally, he redefined the ability of a soccer star by scoring 438 goals in the 450 games he played for Madrid. Can surging players like Guler can follow in the footsteps of Ronaldo?

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