Isco Alarcon has found, without wanting it, with a golden opportunity to vindicate itself. Throughout the season he has been one of those highlighted by the fans of Real Madrid, who criticizes his physical condition and his little contribution to the team. To this we must add the few options that it has given Zidane to change people’s opinion. However, the injury of Fede Valverde and the march of Martin Odegaard They leave it as the only replacement in the center of the field to Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
This means that the Malagueño will surely have minutes in the next matches that the white team faces. Valverde will be out for at least three weeks, so Isco will have four games to convince Zizou and to the fans that he still has the level to take Madrid to the top. First, against the Alaves in Mendizorroza for, a week later, face in Valdebebas the I raised. Then you will visit the Huesca and will end up receiving Getafe. Although it does not aim to headline the normal thing would be that, given the few alternatives, it appears in all of them. You have to count on that Kroos is warned, so if you see one more yellow, you must cycle.
The malagueño only adds 470 ‘minutes this season spread over 13 games in which they have barely been able to provide an assist. He has only been in the starting eleven four times, one of them in the historic bump against him Alcoyano. In addition, he has seen ten full games from the bench. It is without a doubt, his most complicated season since arriving at Real Madrid in 2013.
His relationship with Zidane has always been good. The Frenchman has trusted him for very important matches, such as the last two finals of Champions League disputed by Madrid against Juventus and Liverpool. However, since the coach’s return to the team in 2019 his participation has been decreasing little by little. Now, you will have to pull it again. It is, again, Isco’s moment.
* Data updated as of January 22, 2021