The 24 year old Spanish international and Real Madrid player receive a sonic endorsement from the French coach but did not get any undertaking over playing time.


The French coach says that he rates Isco highly,but did not mention that he wants him to stay at Santiago Bernabeu or not.

In their last match against Espanyol the 24 year old assisted in the case of both goals and after that wonderful performance Isco wants to stay at Madrid,

But he needs more playing time and also said that he would take a decision about his future at the end of this season.

Zidane address the media about their next match against Valencia and the French coach did not pull up Isco for publicly making the case.

ZIdane added: "I think it's understandable and I have no problem with it,"

"You ask him and he replies to those questions. But I'm sure that he's fully focused. He's a very good footballer, I regard him highly and he's player that is part of… squad rotation.

"A player could play 25-26 games in a row and then not play. You could ask him and I'm sure he'd say he's not happy.


"I want my players to be ready for when that chance arrives. We've seen it works. I'm going to keep doing this until the end of the season. I'm not going to change."

Zidane added that he particularly asked the 24 year old to stay with the Real Madrid side, and his contract with the Real Madrid side will end in the year of 2018.

He added: "Isco knows I love him, I love the way he plays. I consider him to be a great footballer. 

"I have 23 very good players at my disposal. It's tough. The players understand that. When you drop a player, somebody else takes his place. It's nothing personal. I believe I have a good squad. All of my players can come in and do a good job."