Real Madrid legend Jose Maria Gutierrez ‘Guti’ has praised Los Blancos playmaker Isco following the Andalusian’s superb performance at Elche.
The former Los Merengues player said at Spanish television show El Chiringuito that Isco “will be among the world’s top five players in the next few years.”
“Isco has grown a lot. Real Madrid has plenty of world-class players but the effort he makes is impressive. He is a player with great future and Madrid fans must be very happy. Let’s hope he keeps playing like this in the next games,” Guti said.
“At the moment, Real Madrid is all about Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo, and then nine more. There are a few players who know they have a guaranteed spot in the starting eleven, like Cristiano, Bale and Benzema,” Guti added.
Speaking about Los Merengues midfield, Guti stated “Illarramendi and Lucas Silva lack creativity. They struggle to combine with the forwards and Real Madrid are having problems with that.”
Isco received a standing ovation from Elche fans in Los Blancos 0-2 victory over the Valencian club. Elche manager Fran Escriba admitted “he’s the best player of his generation.”