Real Madrid midfielder Isco says he is happy to play whenever required after being left out of the starting XI. Despite being very much expected to be a mainstay of the first team at Real Madrid, particularly in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo who was sold to Juventus, Isco was excluded from Madrid’s game against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening.
It is the second consecutive game in which he has not figured from the start as he was also left out of their game with Leganes, which they won 4-1.
Against Bilbao, Isco was brought off the bench and netted an equaliser in the draw and the 26-year-old says he is more than happy with his current role in the squad, and says the team is not just about him.
He said: “The team isn’t just me. There are other players who may be better than me and that’s why the coach names his XI.
“All that stuff about Lopetegui choosing Isco and 10 others was what you [journalists] said.”