Isco: New role has helped me improve

Isco: New role has helped me improve


Real Madrid midfielder Isco has said his new role this season has helped him improve as a player.

The former Malaga man made a name for himself as an attacking midfielder or winger. The 22-year-old initially struggled to hold down a place in the team last season following his 30-million-euro move from the south coast of Spain, a victim of Carlo Ancelotti’s preference for a 4-3-3 formation.

But the Spain international has come into his own this season, playing an effective role in the midfield three, and having to learn the job of a deep lying midfielder.

In quotes published by, the youngster stated: “This season I’ve been doing a job that maybe before I didn’t have. In that respect I’ve grown a lot.”

Turning his attention to the job at hand for the rest of the campaign, Isco said he and his Real colleagues are determined to land both the league title and Champions League.

“I hope the fans support us as they have up until now because we’re going to give it everything to win both titles. Real Madrid have to be fighting for trophies every season we can and that’s the case this year as well. We’re more than still in it in both competitions and we’ll give it our best to bring them both home,” he commented.