ISCO has reportedly been caught on camera blasting Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane for the timing of his substitutions.
The Spanish playmaker, 28, was an unused sub for the 3-1 Clasico win on Saturday.
And, according to Spanish news outlet Deportes Cuatro, Isco is furious with Zidane for not giving him a proper run in the side this season.
The report suggests Isco – seen wearing a face mask – said to Real Madrid team-mates Marcelo and Luka Modric: “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.”
The conversation, which Luka Jovic did not get involved in as he sat on his phone, was picked up by Movistar’s TV cameras.
Saturday’s victory over Barcelona at the Nou Camp was the second game in a row Isco was not involved following the midweek humbling against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Before that he was taken off at half-time against Cadiz.
In four appearances this season, Isco has started twice and not played more than 57 minutes.
However, the only time he was subbed on after the 80th minute was in the 2-0 win over Levante when he played the final minute.
Zidane left the playmaker out for the second game running at the weekend
Now fans have noticed the star, who has regularly been linked with a transfer to the Premier League, has appeared to be out of shape in recent training pictures.
They fear the Spaniard seems a long way from the fit athlete he was a few years ago, when he was regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world.
One suggested he was eating McDonald’s three times a day while another compared him to a bus.
By: Joshua Jones
Title: Isco caught on camera blasting boss Zinedine Zidane’s sub timings as Real Madrid frustrations continue
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13027678/isco-zidane-sub-real-madrid/
Published Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:59:59 +0000