Zidane: "Isco is a Real Madrid player and he's going to stay"
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane faced the media ahead of Saturday's LaLiga clash at Las Palmas, with Isco proving the hot topic.
Zidane's press conference ahead of Las Palmas-Real Madrid:
Rotating his side: "Isco and Sergio Ramos have niggles and won't be able to travel. As for the rest, we'll see. We'll go there aiming to put in a good display and whoever we take will need to be on their game."
Las Palmas: "It's an important game for us, even if Tuesday [when Real face Juventus in the Champions League] is also on our minds. To prepare well for the game in Turin, we have to do well tomorrow."
"Isco's a Real player and he's going to stay here"
Isco: "I'm not unfair on him. And he's happy. Maybe he hasn't been enjoying as central a role here [as he has with Spain], but I've always made it clear to him that he's important."
Isco's apparent veiled swipe at Zidane in giving "the [Spain] coach's confidence" as a reason behind his superb display against Argentina: "People are free to interpret his words as they wish, but I'm not unhappy with him."
The midfielder's hat-trick against the Albiceleste: "I saw it, and I was very happy about it."
Isco's future: "He's a Real Madrid player and he's going to stay here. He's a player I like."
"I'd like to stay on - I like what I do"
Zidane's own future as Real Madrid head coach: "I'd like to stay on; that hasn't changed. I like what I do."
Gareth Bale: "He's ready to play."
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