“If he has to take me off, he takes me off in the 50th or 60th minute of the game. Sometimes even at half-time,” the Spaniard was heard telling his teammate on Movistar+’s ‘El Partidazo’ program. “If he has to put me on, he’ll do it in the 80th minute.”
Isco has become an increasingly peripheral figure under Zidane, racking up a paltry 147 minutes of playing time so far this season.
After being left out of Madrid's squad for their shock 3-2 Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk last week, the Spaniard was an unused substitute at Camp Nou.