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The Spaniard has started just twice for Los Blancos in their opening seven games of the season.
In those games, the 28-year-old was brought off in the 57th minute against Real Vallodolid in September and a month later, in last week's shock 1-0 defeat to Cadiz, he was hauled off at half-time.
The midfielder has also made two substitute appearances this season against Real Betis and Levante but clearly, Isco is far from happy with his playing time in recent weeks.
"If he has to take me off, it's in the 50th or 60th minute of the game." Isco says. "Sometimes at half time. If he has to bring me on, it's in the 80th minute."
Real Madrid teammate Marcelo then bursts into laughter while Luka Modric smiles in the background.
Isco didn't feature at all in Madrid's clash against Barcelona as goals from Federico Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric sealed a historic win.
The Spaniard was also left out of Zidane's starting XI in their 3-2 defeat against Shakhtar in the Champions League on Wednesday; meaning he has only played 148 minutes this season.
It is a real concern for fans especially, who have voiced their opinion on recent images of Isco in training.
Look at Isco man, I swear this ain't even photoshopped pic.twitter.com/kqqMmckkpv- Ryan. (@Rygista) October 25, 2020
It was reported that teammates hit out at Isco and his teammate Marcelo after Madrid's home defeat to Cadiz, but Zidane defended the pair ahead of their Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.
"We're all in the same boat here and criticism makes us all stronger," Zidane said.
"Knowing where we're at and the situation, there is criticism, even more so after the game the other day but all we can and must do is get back to work."
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