Real Madrid No2 Aitor Karanka admits Nuri Sahin is still some way from playing regular first team football

The midfielder has struggled with form and fitness since his Bosman arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

"The best way to build form is by playing games and Sahin isn't having that chance. That affects his confidence because he was an important player in Germany. We're sure he will overcome this," said Karanka.