New Year New Life. New season, new life. Or better yet, new coach, new life. The arrival of Ancelotti has supposed for Isco like a halo of light at the end of a tunnel that seemed to tend towards infinity.
The man from Malaga started the preseason at a brutal physical level, greatly surprising Carlo Ancelotti. At 29, he is in a key season after two years at a level well below expectations. It is the perfect moment for the Andalusian to once again show the kind of footballer he has always been. That player who has taken refuge inside him for two years.
The arrival of Ancelotti for him is like the return of a father. The coach who led him to be one of the best midfielders in the world returns to the Bernabéu to try to revive a team full of stars that each day seems to be further away from fighting for all the titles.
The return of Brahim, Ødegaard and Ceballos, who join the already present Kroos, Modric Casemiro or Valverde, leave Isco in a difficult situation. His trick lies in completing a great preseason that convinces the Italian coach that he is still up for great things. Another reason that makes us believe that Isco will continue at least this season at Real Madrid is the lack of offers that there will be for a player with his salary taking into account the bad campaign he has completed.
The arrival of Pintus will be essential to see the best Isco again. The departure of the Italian physical trainer from Real Madrid coincides with the drop in the level of the Malaga footballer. His physical preparation methods are typical of an expert in the field who is more than capable of getting Isco to take flight. We will see if the player does his part to achieve this “rebirth”.
Another thing that has been missing this season has been some continuity. The multitude of rotations proposed by Zinedine Zidane hurts these players who need to complete a series of good games to get back on track. We will see if this season the Italian coach gives him that long-awaited continuity.