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Sahin must be patient, says Mourinho

29 October 2011 04:25

Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin's wait for his full debut for the club continues, as coach Jose Mourinho wants him to be 100 percent fit.

Sahin has overcome the knee injury which has prevented him from playing for the La Liga outfit since his off-season arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

But Mourinho said the Turkey international is not yet at full speed ahead of Real's league match against Real Sociedad on Saturday and will not feature.

"Sahin wants to play, but he can't," Mourinho said.

"He is doing his pre-season now. He has to rediscover his form and fitness so he can give me options. I cannot see him playing straight away."

"Physically and mentally Sahin is at pre-season levels and he needs to train well. I have not asked Sahin if he feels ready to play because I know he will say yes."

"We are tranquil with Nuri. He is a player with plenty of time ahead of him and we consider him to be important for us."

Mourinho's side are second on the La Liga table, a point behind leaders Levante ahead of the trip to Sociedad.

"We are playing well and when we do this everything becomes easy for us," Mourinho said.

"But we cannot relax as when we do that then we don't win."

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