Isco performance in the season 2016-2017

Isco performance in the season 2016-2017


Real Madrid have done an incredible season winning the double with La Liga, and the Champions League. This was a very difficult task, because Los Blancos had not won La Liga in the last five years and they are the first team who claimed for second time in a row the Champions League title. Now it’s the moment to evaluate the performance of the players during the season 2016-2017.

Isco has been one of the best players in all the year. After having several doubts about his continuity in Real Madrid because of the lack of minutes in the beginning of the season, the Andalusian player grew with the pass of the months and he became a key player for Zinedine Zidane in the important games, something unusual for him since his arrival to Madrid.

With Bale’s injuries during all the season, the players who replaced him in the line up were Isco or Asensio. With the the entree of the Spaniard midfielder in the starting 11, Zinedine Zidane decided to change the formation playing with a 4-4-2 instead 4-3-3. With this change, Real Madrid had more the ball possession, being a team much more secure.

We can a highlight the great performance he had in a match against Sporting Gijón, where Zidane decided to introduce the players who were having less minutes, and the Andalusian playmaker was the MVP of the game, scoring two goals and being the leader of the team. Since that game, Isco gain a lot of confidence and importance in the team and he became a very important player n  the rest of the clashes.

This has been the best year of the Spanish player since his signing to Real Madrid from Málaga four years ago. In this season he has scored 11 goals, 10 in La Liga and 1 in Champions League (against Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the semifinals). Now we must wait for next season because with the return of Bale, the young jewel Marco Asensio and the experience of Kroos and Modric, Isco will not have guaranteed his presence in Zidane’s line up, so he must keep working hard to be a usual player in the starting 11.