Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been caught ranting about manager Zinedine Zidane, report Marca.
Few would deny that Isco is a hugely talented player, and has been a worthwhile acquisition from Real Madrid since joining from La Liga counterparts Malaga back in the summer of 2013.
However, now 28-years-old, Isco has never hit the heights that many expected him to when he was a first-team regular as a teenager with the Andalusian outfit.
In fact, he has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter throughout his seven-year stint at the Santiago Bernabeu – and there’s no change under Zinedine Zidane this term.
Isco was an unused substitute during Real Madrid’s 3-1 Clasico victory at the Nou Camp, and Marca quote him giving a frank assessment of Zidane’s use of him before the contest kicked off:
“If he has to change me, he changes me in minute 50 or 60 of the game, sometimes at half-time. If he has to put me in, he puts me in 80.”
It’s not a good look to be caught on camera negatively discussing your manager with teammates. Isco is going to do himself no favours in his quest for regular game-time by turning on Zidane.