Spanish playmaker, Isco has criticised his Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane for lack of playing time in the club after he scored his first career hat trick against Argentina in their friendly at the Wanda Metropolitano, Wednesday night.
The Real Madrid forward praised his Spanish coach, Julen Lopetegui for giving him the playing time to prove himself and took a swipe at Zidane for always freezing him out on the pitch.
Isco was exceptional in Spain’s 6-1annihilation of South American giants, Argentina after he had been given less play time in his Real Madrid spell this season.
“In Madrid, I don’t have the confidence a player needs,” Isco said in a post-match interview.
“The matches with the national team give me life. Here, I have the confidence of the coach.
“I want to show that I’m a good player. Lopetegui shows me confidence with the minutes he gives me.
“Maybe I’m the problem in Madrid. I don’t know how to win Zidane’s confidence.”
The Spaniard admitted that in spite of their win over Argentina, the match was not easy as the Argentines made things difficult for them.
Spain’s unbeaten run under Julen Lopetegui has now extended to 18 matches following their 1-1 draw against Germany last week Friday.