LaLiga: Zidane refuses to assure Isco of regular playing time
Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has said he cannot assure Isco of regular game time despite his impressive performance against Argentina in an international friendly.
Isco expressed frustration over his lack of playing time at Real Madrid after his hat-trick in Spain’s 6-1 win over Argentina on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old, who also stood out for Spain in the 1-1 draw at Germany on March 23, had played just one full game in his last eight appearances for Zidane and claimed that at Madrid, he “does not have the continuity a player needs.”
But Zidane told a press conference on Friday: “The problem is that I have 25 players and only 11 can start.
“[Isco] wants to play more, but so do the rest. Today it can be Isco’s problem but tomorrow it could be Gareth [Bale]. I just try to do what is best for the team and manage this situation in the best possible way. I don’t see what they do in their national team when making a decision.”
Isco is under contract until June 2022 and has been linked to both Manchester United and Manchester City.