Isco Alarcón is growing with the past of the years, as Zinedine Zidane said in press conference, and the Spanish playmaker is becoming untouchable in the squad. With Cristiano Ronaldo’s suspension, there is no debate anymore and the manager can introduce Isco with Benzema and Bale in a 4-4-2 formation.
Last season there was a lot of controversy because Coentrao had played more minutes in the Champions League than Isco until the final stages of the competition. The playmaker arouse in the last months of the season, becoming a key player in the success of the team, even playing the Champions League final against Juventus.
In this new season, his role is becoming even more important. James Rodríguez departure left Isco less competition in his role. Besides, Morata and Mariano also left the club, so there are less players in the attacking line to compete with the BBC. The team is also performing better with the 4-4-2, so the midfield is becoming the most important part of the squad, with Isco as the general of the team.
The former Málaga player showed off against FC Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup (1-3) and Zidane insisted in press conference that it was almost impossible to steal him the ball. Perhaps, he will be one of the most important players of the new season as his importance is growing in the team. Tonight, in the second leg of the Spanish Supercup, Isco will be again the leader of the midfield.
In the meantime, the supporters are still waiting for his renewal. His contract expires in June 2018 and, although everybody thinks that the agreement is already sealed, the club has still to announce the deal. Real Madrid new style match with Isco, the player who moves the team in the pitch.