Footage Shows How 'Embarrassed' Isco Was After Finding Out He Was Dropped
It appears Isco was embarrassed when he arrived at the Stadio Olimpico for Real Madrid's Champions League fixture.
He traveled to Rome, Italy, but failed to make Santiago Solari's match day squad.
And there was a awkward atmosphere in-and-around the dressing room. Well, 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."
Without Isco, Real Madrid sealed all-three Champions League points and can now look forward to the knockout stages.
Following the 2-0 victory, Real Madrid manager Solari offered some words on Isco's station.
"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.
"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.
"Starters and substitutes are fictitious problems that don't exist. The players are here to give everything and be at 100 per cent so they can be picked; they showed they can take responsibility and we're really happy to get the win.
"We had to work hard and suffer, but sometimes that's just what you need to do and we won playing like that," he added.
What's more, further reports claim Isco was excluded from Real Madrid's team after disrespecting Solari.
"The reason he was dropped in Rome was over a lack of respect shown towards Solari which could have happened last weekend," via AS.
Needless to say, the Spaniard has since been subject to intense transfer speculation with his Real Madrid future in serious doubt.
Various reports suggest Juventus, Manchester City and Arsenal are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old ahead of tabling an official bid.
Is Isco set to call time on his career at the Bernabeu? Watch this space.