Isco, who has struggled for game time of late at Real Madrid, was spotted venting his frustration over his bit-part role at the Bernabeu.
The Spaniard was heard saying “If he has to take me off, it's in the 50th or 60th minute of the game. Sometimes at half time. If he has to bring me on, it’s in the 80th minute.”
The 28 year-old has started just two of Madrid's seven league games to start the season, and was an unused substitute in the 3-1 win over Barcelona in El Clasico on Sunday (AEDT).
But Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane sympathised with the frustrated playmaker, describing the outburst as a sign of 'ambition'.