Isco deserves to play in Bale’s position if finally the Welshman can’t recover for the second leg Champions League quarter finals against Bayern Munich. The Andalusian players did an incredible game yesterday where he gave the victory to Los Blancos in a very difficult game against El Molinón. With Cristiano, Benzema and Bale’s absences, he was the soul of the team, scoring two goals, being the refenrece in the midfield and the MVP in the pitch.
Isco gave a 94% in his passes, he recovered eight ball (being the stopper when Casemiro is not in the field) and was the third player who most ran 10.75 km, only behind James and Asensio. With this great performance many people think the Spanish playmaker must be in Zidane’s line-up against the German side and Barcelona.
Isco is a victim of a system where the BBC is non-negociable. Benzema has confirmed that he has been playing without being fit (5 kilos more) and Bale has been playing during all the season with an injury that prevents him to be 100%. The Welshman is currently having several problems in his ankle and it looks like he will not play against Bayern Munich. With this injury, there is a free position in the line-up and Isco can be the player who occupies that position. Isco has scored more goals than Bale (9) and he has given more assists (5) in La Liga. If we consider all the official competitions Isco adds the same goals as Bale (9), playing 95 minutes less than the Welshman.
These numbers explain why Isco is a bit disappointed with the minutes he is playing this season. In the last month he played really good games highlighting Osasuna, Espanyol, Alavés and Sporting Gijón. Isco doesn’t understand why he usually have minutes in the the regular season and not in Champions League, where ha has only played 77 minutes so far in the European competition. He is not having continuity and it’s normal that the Andalusian playmaker is thinking in leave Real Madrid because he wants to feel an important player in a squad. He is 24 years old and he is playing very good and he feels he needs to play more games and more minutes. In addition, next year there is a World Cup that Isco wants to play and if he doesn’t play with continuity, Lopetegui may not call the Real Madrid player. Do you think Isco should be the player who occupies Bale’s position against Bayern Munich and Barcelona?