Isco: Don’t write Madrid off, but…


Isco warns “don’t write Real Madrid off” after their 2-1 defeat to Girona but admits “we can’t go on like this.”

“It was a very unusual game, given we were leading 1-0,” the midfielder said after the game.

“We had a moment of disconnection at the start of the second half and they turned [the game] around.

“We tried it until the end, but it wasn’t to be. Ultimately, we’re dropping points that we didn’t expect to, but now we have a big match in London with regard to our Champions League group.

“Maybe we lacked a bit of attitude at the start of the second half. They found it very easy to come back in the match, but you can’t write us off yet as there’s still a lot of the League to go.

“We all show our faces in this team, and I hate that we dropped three important points.

“I don’t think it’s an issue of running more. When you’re on the pitch, you always want to do the best for the team.

“We must reduce the disconnections [like the one at the start of the second half], because any team can hurt you.


“Concentration has to come out of you naturally. We have to be more motivated and mustn’t give our opponents a chance.

“When things go well and we win, it’s easy to say that we’re a unit, but now is when we really have to prove we’re a real team and that we can turn things around.

“We have a very big responsibility between now and the end of the season.

“It’s clear that we can’t go on like this, we’re Madrid and we can’t drop points every two or three games, but don’t write us off yet because we’ve shown that Madrid always come back, and now we have a good chance.

“Discomfort? I had a little pull in my thigh, but I’ll be fine for Wednesday.”