Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that there is a tricky dynamic between himself and Isco, who had a wonderful run of form under the Italian in his first stint at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, with Ancelotti back at the Bernabeu in his second coming, Isco has to make do with a peripheral role at Real Madrid with the trio of Kroos, Modric and Casemiro ahead of him this season.
The 29 year old contract would come to an end next summer, and as such with his little game time on the pitch his standing at the club is gradually diminishing ever since the 2018 Champions League final.
Ancelotti while speaking with the media ahead Real Madrid’s match on Wednesday said : “It’s a complicated issue, on a personal level, on a technical level. The player hasn’t had the opportunity to show his ability because the team has been able to perform well without him.”
“Everyone has been more affected. Isco, Nacho, Valverde, Camavinga and Marcelo. This good run has affected them in the sense that they haven’t had game time, but on a professional level we haven’t had any arguments.”
“I didn’t get angry with Isco, as it has been said they have accepted that the team has done well but they are training well and waiting for a chance. Now Isco can’t play tomorrow because of bad luck and this match could have been important for him.”
Real Madrid will hope to bounce back from their disappointing 0-0 draw against Cadiz on Sunday, when they face off with Athletic Bilbao tonight.
This article was updated 7 months ago