Isco (29 years) faces a very important preseason for him since he arrived at the Real Madrid in 2013. The arrival of Carlo Ancelotti has opened a new horizon and his march, which was becoming more determined by the day, stopped short. The Italian was the first to be able to achieve his best level during his first spell on the white bench and he has always shown his confidence. In addition, he is a coach who likes to play with a ten in his teams, a position in which the Malaga man performs perfectly. Under his orders he played 106 games, scored 17 goals and handed out 21 assists.
Former player of Valencia Y Malaga, aware of how significant these days will be for him, he wanted to take advantage of the opportunity that has been presented to him and has arrived in Valdebebas more fit than ever. He has worked conscientiously all summer and his physical appearance denotes it. His figure, always in doubt among Madrid fans, is finer than ever, and the coaching staff is pleasantly surprised with the good condition he has shown in his first training sessions. He wants, in Madrid or in the team where he ends up, to show that he still has a lot of football to give.
To continue, Isco will have to convince Ancelotti that he can do better than other footballers in his position. With Zidane, had lost its status in the squad, becoming last in the midfielder rotation behind homegrown players like Arribas or White. Last year he barely played 1,092 minutes spread over 25 games. His relationship with the Frenchman weakened to such an extent that the footballer asked to leave Madrid last January, although his departure was not made. He finally stayed and, seven months later, his future has been able to take a 180 degree turn. Of course, now you will have more competition than last year since, in addition to Modric, Kroos Y Valverde, they have returned Odegaard Y Ceballos, in addition to those already mentioned Arribas Y White. Even Brahim, who is close to leaving but has not closed his loan to Milan, could occupy the position.
The arrival of Pintus is also a plus for Isco. The Italian physical trainer lost importance with the arrival of Lopetegui in 2018 until he ended up leaving the club in 2019. This loss of prominence coincides with the fall in the performance of the Malaga player who, since then, has gone from being a leading actor to an extra. The fitness expert is another reason to believe that Isco can regain his best body, mental and football tone.