Dual task Isco in Madrid Season
Madrid – Last season Isco not much involved in the game match Real Madrid. This season when he started to become the primary choice of Carlo Ancelotti, Isco had to immediately carry out a double job, both when attacking or defensive.
Isco last season was performed 53 times and make 11 goals, but it is mostly done as a substitute. The 22-year-old can not compete with Gareth Bale or Angel Di Maria.
The departure of Di Maria and Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric injury as a blessing for ISCO. This season more flying hours with already collected 40 appearances and five goals and eight assists.
Indeed, the productivity slightly decreased but it is also caused by Isco should carry out a dual role in a 4-3-3 formation Ancelotti favorite. Ex Malaga player must be willing himself to play more defensively, to provide flexibility for James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos strike.
Just look at the survival statistics as quoted from Whoscored, where Isco makes 2.2 tackles per game, 0.8 intercept per game, 1.1 foul per game, and 0.2 clearances per game.
Isco task in this second season became more severe. But for him it was a new experience which is considered very good for career development.
“It’s not my position but I am sure to develop better, the player should be able to adapt to the needs of the team and what is requested by the coach,” said Isco as quoted by Soccernet.
“For a player, it is very important remedy to know how to adapt in every position. I’m sure I’ve showed it this season, and hope to keep playing well,” he continued.
“I was not the fastest player strongest, or most. But as a player petite, I am trying to strengthen my body and able to maintain the ball well,” said the player plays the body 176 cm and weight 74 kg it.