Sport Isco caught on camera slamming Zidane's timing of his substitutions
Zidane 'held crunch talks with Real Madrid players' after Cadiz defeat
The report in Marca adds the words 'intensity' and 'attitude' were used regularly as Zinedine Zidane questioned his Real Madrid stars' display on home soil.The Spanish champions suffered their first defeat of the league season after Anthony Lozano's strike gave the Andalusian side all three points in the capital.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been caught on camera criticising the timing of his substitutions by manager Zinedine Zidane during El Clasico on Saturday.
The 28-year-old, who was an unused substitute during the 3-1 win against Barcelona on Saturday, is growing frustrated at the lack of playing time under Zidane so far this season.
Isco has featured just twice from the start and speaking to team-mates Marcelo and Luka Modric, that anger boiled over as he detailed when Zidane substitutes him on and off the pitch off, as reported by Spanish outlet.
Zidane steps up to defend his troops
Present in front of the press on Tuesday, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane defended Isco, and his entire squad more generally. © Provided by Mercato 365 Zinédine Zidane adores Toni Kroos A loss against the promoted Cadiz (0-1) on Saturday and here is Real Madrid in the spotlight before facing Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday evening (6:55 p.m. ). And if Zinedine Zidane initially played down , he then defended his group in front of the press on Tuesday.
Isco was filmed by Spanish TV station Movistar saying: 'If he (Zidane) has to bring me off, he substitutes me in minute 50 or 60 of the game, sometimes at half-time.
'If he has to put me on, he puts me on in the 80th minute.'
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Modric and Marcelo both smiled as Isco unleashed, while Luka Jovic nearby did not appear distracted by the conversation and continued to use his mobile phone.
Madrid's 'plan to sign Mbappe would not affected by Zidane leaving'
Though PSG star Mbappe has spoken glowingly about Zidane in the past, his apparent desire to move to the Spanish capital does not hinge on Zidane being in the managerial hotseat. Mbappe said of Zidane in May: 'My first idol was Zidane for everything he achieved with the national team. Then it was Cristiano [Ronaldo]. He has won a lot and is still a winner after so much success. 'Both have left their mark on the history of football and I want to leave my own chapter in the books.' Mbappe's contract at PSG runs until the summer of 2022 and so far he has resisted talks of an extension.
The Spain international has now not been used by Isco in the team's last two matches - the win against Barca and the Champions League defeat at home to Shakhtar Donetsk last week.
Before that, Isco started but was taken off at half-time in the shock 1-0 loss at home to Cadiz, while he has not played for more than 57 minutes in one match.
However, he has featured just once in the 80th minute or later, when he made a late one-minute cameo in the 2-0 win against Levante on October 4.
However, Isco is still a vital member of the squad, having made 30 appearances in all competitions during the last campaign.
Despite his anger at a lack of regular involvement, Zidane's decisions on Saturday proved correct as goals from Fede Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric secured a vital three points.
It means Real are now second in the LaLiga table, one point behind table-toppers Real Sociedad who have played a game more.
Isco, meanwhile, will have to wait and see if he's included at all in Madrid's next game, away to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Ancelotti Coy on Isco Links to Everton .
In the wake of Everton’s 2-1 weekend defeat at Newcastle, manager Carlo Ancelotti remained coy amid the club’s links with a loan swoop for Real Madrid’s Isco in January. Reports over the weekend claim that the playmaker will be made available for loan in the January window and that the Toffees are keen to take him to Merseyside. The creative Spanish playmaker has managed 51 goals and 54 assists since joining Real Madrid from fellow Spanish side Malaga in 2013, with 312 appearances to date for Los Blancos.