Real Madrid star Isco faults Zinedine Zidane for his average performance

Real Madrid star Isco faults Zinedine Zidane for his average performance

- Isco bagged a hatrick in Spain's 6-1 victory over Argentina in Tuesday's international friendly game at the Wanda Metropolitano

- The former Malaga midfielder has scored 5 Spanish League goals in 25 appearances for Los Blancos

- He admitted that his lack of playing time at the Santiago Bernabeu has affected his confidence

Spain midfielder Isco has faulted his Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane for his average performance at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 25-year-old featured for La Roja on Tuesday, March 27, and scored three goals in their 6-1 victory over Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Aside Isco, Thiago Alcantara, Iago Aspas and Diego Costa were also among the goals scorers on the night, while Nicolas Otamendi scored a consolation goal for the south American.

The former Malaga man was also in action for his side in their 1-1 draw against the World Cup defending champions, Germany last weekend.

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However, while reacting to his performance after their defeat over Jorge Sampaoli’s side, Isco blamed Zidane for not having confidence in him, and that the reaseon he hasn't been as successful this season.

"In Madrid I don't have the confidence a player needs,'' said Isco.

"The matches with the national team give me life. Here I have the confidence of the coach.

"I want to show that I'm a good player. Lopetegui shows me confidence with the minutes he gives me.

"Maybe I'm the problem in Madrid. I don't know how to win Zidane's confidence.''

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To put Isco's complaints into perspective, the Spaniard has started 25 times out of a possible 36 La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey games.

He joined Madrid in 2013 from Malaga and he has scored a total of 30 goals in over 150 matches for Los Blancos.

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