How Arda Güler reacted to Joselu missing the penalty he won vs Girona

An insight into the immediate reaction of Real Madrid star Arda Güler to teammate Joselu’s missed penalty against Girona has come to the fore in the early hours of Sunday.

Both Güler, and Joselu, were introduced off the bench late last night, in Real’s top of the table La Liga showdown with the aforementioned Girona.

And the former quickly went on to make his presence felt, weaving his way into the visitors’ penalty area courtesy of a fine run, before going to ground under a challenge from Yan Couto.

Referee Juan Martínez showed little hesitation in pointing to the spot, affording a rampant Real Madrid the opportunity to make it 5-0 as proceedings ticked into injury-time.

Frontman Joselu stepped up to take responsibility of the ensuing spot-kick, but crashed his effort off the post.

Many a Blancos supporter quickly made their frustrations with Joselu clear, adamant that youngster Güler, owing to his brilliant work in the buildup, should have been afforded the opportunity to open his account in Real’s colours.

The Turk himself, however, was in altogether more forgiving mood.

As picked up on by match cameras inside the Santiago Bernabéu, Güler was first to attempt to left the spirits of his veteran teammate, embracing Joselu whilst providing some words of encouragement.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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