The 'host' Arda Güler receives his idol Cristiano Ronaldo | Euro Cup Germany 2024 | EUROtoday

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On Wednesday, after Turkey's victory over Georgia, the streets of Germany's fundamental cities turned an uncontrolled and rowdy orchestra of horns that didn’t cease sounding till nicely after midnight. The neighborhood of Turkish immigrants, the biggest in German territory with about three million, took to the streets of their autos to have fun the victory of their staff. Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Dortmund have been Istanbul.

In Dortmund, Portugal and the Turkey of the groundbreaking Arda Güler meet this Saturday (6:00 p.m., TVE) with the management of the group at stake. The Westfalenstadion and its environment will likely be a hive of Turkish followers. An estimated a million of them stay within the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

As in his nation of origin, amongst residents of Turkish origin in Germany, devotion to Güler has additionally been unleashed, changing into a logo of the nation since he signed for Real Madrid and now a deity after the fantastic objective he scored towards the Georgians. His left-footed shot from 30 meters burst Mamardashvili's nook and has unleashed ardour for his determine in his nation. “I work hard on these shots after training,” he revealed on the finish of the match. With that objective he surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo because the youngest participant to attain on his debut in a European Championship. This afternoon, Güler will face the Portuguese attacker, whom he has identified as his idol. The Turkish coach, the Italian Vincenzo Montella, sparked concern among the many Turkish press in Dortmund when he dropped on the press convention that he didn’t assure Güler's possession as a result of the info he handles reveals fatigue within the younger expertise: “Tomorrow I will decide, “It's not worth risking with such an important player.”

A mass phenomenon like the one Güler has generated did not occur in Turkey with other of the great players in its history such as the scorer Hakan Sukur or the creative Arda Turan. Everyone talks about Güler in his country and in the Turkish neighborhoods on the outskirts of German cities. “I feel incredible. I constantly dreamed of this goal. He wanted to bring happiness to the people here. There is incredible love for me and I work hard to return it. I hope to score more goals like this,” Güler confessed.


The Turkish president himself, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, personally congratulated him on his great goal through a phone call. A letter also arrived on his cell phone that pleasantly surprised him. “Ancelotti also sent me a message to show me his support,” he revealed. Sources close to the Italian coach assure that he is a devotee of the boy's talent, although he believes that he still needs to become physically fit. The latter, plus the injuries and some relapse or another, meant that he did not give him prominence until the final stretch of the season, in which Madrid had already secured the League title. The same sources assure that when Güler seemed more discouraged, he even called him up for a couple of league games knowing that he was not recovered. The goal was to boost morale. Ancelotti welcomes a loan for next season because he believes that a boy with that talent should play more to avoid stagnating. In Madrid, with the arrival of Mbappé and Endrick, plus Vinicius and Rodrygo, it will be difficult for him to add minutes.

This Euro Cup has become a great showcase for Güler. For the Portugal coach, the Spanish Roberto Martínez, his football has not gone unnoticed either. “We know that Arda Güler is a sensational talent, with an extraordinary future. He is a very effective player. I like teams that give space to younger players. “It's great to see him play,” the Portuguese national team coach praised him. “Türkiye is an incredible mix of young talents. We have seen what players like Güler or Yildiz (Juventus) do,” Martínez added. “We can't give them too much space because individually they can make a difference with players like Güler,” warned winger Rafael Leão.

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