The Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted that playmaker Isco will remain as a Real Madrid player next season, despite a lot of recent speculation.
There was a bit of controversy this past week as the player himself made some comments about the game-time he is currently receiving under the leadership of Zidane.
Isco is reportedly a target for some of the big clubs in the Premier League, including Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham. Man City in particular were interested in signing the player a few years ago when Los Blancos won the race for his signature.
The comments made by Isco through the week will perhaps have drawn the ire of some Real Madrid fans, as he stated that he feels more confident when playing for Spain, as opposed to in the white of Real. This came after he scored four goals for the national team in the amazing 6-1 win over Argentina.
Zidane has played down Isco’s comments though, stating that what the player said is ‘open to interpretation’. The 25-year-old has scored 7 goals in 40 games for the club this season.
Though he doesn’t start every game, Isco is still a really crucial player for Los Blancos. Zidane went on to say the following when discussing his player:
“Maybe he has a different role with Spain to here, but he’s important,” the Frenchman said. “I’ve always felt he’s important for this team and it’s only natural a player wants to play more.
“I don’t think I’m an unfair person. But my job is to pick 11 players. He is an important one and will be an important one, always. As I said, it comes down to interpretation, but I’m not upset at all with Isco.
“I’m happy with him. There is no problem. I’m happy with his performances. Isco is a Real Madrid player and he’ll remain here. That’s it.”