In the midst of the current downfall of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane's arrival seemed to bring fresh air to supporters and players in the Santiago Bernabeu, including Isco who in recent years had a bad season with Santiago Solari.
Zidane successfully deliveredthe Los Blancos three Champions League titles and one Spanish LaLiga title during his coaching tenure since 2016. After leaving the post in May 2018, Zidane is now ready to repair what fell apart after his departure from the Madrid based club.
Isco is also pleased with Zidane's return which make him more optimistic about his future at the club. In addition, Zidane is also no stranger to the players and this is a distinct advantage for the Real Madrid squad .
"We all know him well. As a player, he was very extraordinary and as a coach he has won everything,"Isco said.
"It feels good to see him again at Real Madrid and he deserves appreciation because he wants to come back when things are difficult like this.
"He loves Real Madrid and hopefully he can bring us to glory again," said the Spaniard.
Following his early-season injury problems and omissions under Solari, Isco has been limited to just 16 appearances in La Liga and four in the Champions League this term.
Real Madrid was humiliated 4-1 at home against Ajax to end its bid for a fourth straight European title, and it has fallen 12 points off the pace in LaLiga.
Since Zidane left after the 2018/19 Champions League final, Florentino Perez has hired two coaches, Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari. But both of them apparently did not last long and were immediately replaced in just nine months.
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Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with 7 years of experience. He has also worked with Sportzwiki and India.com. Jeet is a sports lover but has special liking for football. He follows the football league’s around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.