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Isco trades shots with former Real midfielder

Isco aims yet another dig at Solari while replying to Spanish pundit

February 7, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
The playmaker finally addressed the issue between himself and his coach when he chose to reply comments from Rubén de la Red.

The ongoing season has not been the best for Isco. The playmaker has been involved in all sorts of controversies with fans, players and even Real Madrid's medical staff, but this time, he took it against Rubén de la Red, a former Real Madrid player turned pundit.

Inadvertedly, Isco aimed a dig at coach Santiago Solari when he replied to De la Red's comments about himself, which has shed light on what could happen to the Spaniard in the near future.

Former Los Blancos midfielder De la Red spoke about Isco's regular sub role under Solari, trying to blame the player for falling down the Argentine's pecking order. According to De la Red, Isco was the one to blame for it, since he struggled to earn back his fitness levels right after having his appendix removed back in October.

"Isco should know that Real Madrid will not wait for anyone to be fit. You have quite a talented roster, and whoever fails to hit the desired fitness levels can be left behind by the rest of his teammates," De la Red stated in a fundraiser.

Once he got word of De la Red's comments, Isco took it to Twitter to voice his discomfort. Added to his reply to the midfielder, his dig at Solari did not go unnoticed by fans and experts.

"I totally agree with De la Red's words, but when you don't have the same chances as your teammates have, things are a bit different. Either way, I keep working and fighting to get my chances! Hala Madrid!"

After his remarks, Spanish newspaper Marca revealed that there are only four players to enjoy less playing time that Isco under Solari. As of now, the Malaga-born player has only played more minutes than Javi Sánchez, Vallejo, Mariano and winter signing Brahim Díaz. Isco has only played 515 minutes since Julen Lopetegui's departure, starting only three games under the Argentine boss.

It seems that these numbers hint a possible exit for Isco this summer, regardless of who is appointed as Real Madrid's coach for next season. Even if that's the case, should Isco keep his thoughts to himself and keep working? Let's wait and see how this saga develops...



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