Real Madrid were surprisingly subdued at home against the middle of nowhere, CSKA Moscow on the last match of the European Champions League group phase last week. It is only natural that the players are cheered on by the fans, but what’s interesting is the Spanish winger, Isco was the target of the Bernabeu public scorn in the match. Related to this, as the team’s coach, Santiago Solari did not stay silent.
As is known, Real Madrid faced CSKA Moscow in the final match of the European Champions League group preliminary round on Wednesday (12/12) local time. Playing at the Santiago Bernabeu, the host, Real Madrid who have already qualified for the knockout round as group winners, lowered the 2nd tier players, with only a handful of senior players appearing including Isco.
Yes, the Spanish Winger, who was several times ignored by new coach, Santiago Solari, finally got the chance to play again. Unfortunately, along with a shock 0-3 defeat of the Russian representatives in the party, Isco was subjected to criticism and cheers from the home fans. Especially, since the former Malaga player did a gesture believed to be insinuating the coach’s rotation policy. Associated with this, the tactician, Santiago Solari did not stay silent, the concerned immediately defended Isco.
“I got the impression that he [did negative body language] because he wanted to ask for a corner or a violation, I don’t know. I understand media work, but we have to be something else. We are focused on the game against Rayo Vallecano with an attitude that was widely demonstrated in several matches. We won 8 of 10 matches and this is our way. ”
“Isco is an adult, professional. He has given a lot of joy to this club and will continue to do so. The most unpleasant thing is the duty of the coach to choose the players who play, who is on the field and who is left out. Fans express their situation, we appreciate that and we always seek their support. Everything has been achieved in the 115 years of club history thanks to this unity and hopefully this Saturday they will encourage and support us.” Solari said firmly to reporters.