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Isco Did Not Board Real Madrid's Bus After Omission Against Ajax

Isco Did Not Board Real Madrid's Bus After Omission Against Ajax

Real Madrid star Isco was dropped from the squad for the 4-1 humbling dished out by Ajax last night and he did take the omission well.

Though he played against Barcelona on Saturday, the former Malaga man has badly fallen out of favour under Santiago Solari and was excluded from the 18-man squad in last night's Champions League second leg humiliation.

Isco was still obliged to attend the fixture and watch the game from the stands at the Santiago Bernabeu but as per MARCA, he was so incensed with being snubbed that he refused to board the team bus at Real's training facility.

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While Mariano Diaz, the other player omitted, rode the bus with the team, Isco is said to have got in his own car and there's no word on where he actually went.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He was not seen in the dressing room at any point before or after the match.

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Solari really does not appear to fancy Isco and memorably dropped him against Roma back in November.

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The former Malaga man travelled to the Stadio Olimpico but there was awkward atmosphere in-and-around the dressing room for Isco.

According to Spanish outlet Marca, "Isco was so embarrassed that when he arrived at the stadium, he asked García-Coll (key figure between club and locker room) if he had to enter the dressing room."

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Solari offered some words on Isco's expulsion, highlighting that it's just the nature of the job he has.

"Dropping Isco was a specific decision for a specific moment," he said.

"Coaches are in place to make decisions and that's it, I am here to make decisions.

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"Sometimes we make the right ones, sometimes we don't but it's easy to say that after the game Decisions are almost always sporting, except in exceptional cases, although there are none of those here."

Will Isco be on the move in the summer window?

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Topics: Football News, Isco, Football, Santiago Solari, Ajax, Champions League, Spain, Real Madrid

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