Real Madrid were losing against Valencia but the manager didn’t decide to put in the pitch Isco or Álvaro Morata. Both attacking players left the stadium very angry and their time with Real Madrid is running out if the situation doesn’t change.
Valencia scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the game, so Los Blancos needed to come back. They tried harder but the last assist didn’t arrive and Real Madrid tried very hard with crosses from the wingers. However, Mangala and Garay showed their aerial skills and only Cristiano Ronaldo could head a great ball from Marcelo in the first half.
Zinedine Zidane has to look for solutions on the bench and he had plenty of them. Gareth Bale was the obvious one and he came in replacing James Rodríguez. Then, Zidane decided to send Morata, Isco and Lucas Vázquez to warm up. Two of these three will come in, but Varane got injured and Nacho had to come in. So now, there was only room for one of them and the chosen one was Lucas Vázquez.
Isco and Morata came back to the bench with an angry face and the former Málaga player even kicked a plastic bottle, showing his anger. The team needed a playmaker, he’s been the best footballer in La Liga recently, but he didn’t play a minute again in an important game. We have to note that Isco has only played 66 minutes in the Champions League. Therefore, Isco is not an option in the important games.
Zidane has the full squad available now with the exception of Varane, with muscular problems. Thus he has to take difficult decisions and Isco and Morata seemed the easy choice. Isco has still to renew his contract with Real Madrid, ending in 2018, whereas Morata has offers to leave the club in summer. If they don’t play an important role until the end of the season, perhaps they decide to leave the club.