Spanish Journalist Criticises Isco, He Responds On Twitter
Isco has responded to a Spanish journalist lambasting him for his performances at the World Cup in brutal fashion.
Spain have booked their place in the next round of the World Cup despite an uninspiring start to their campaign.
'La Roja' opened their Russian adventure with a thrilling draw versus Portugal, while claiming a 1-0 victory against Iran.
Fernando Hierro's charges then rounded off Group B by drawing with Morocco courtesy of a late goal from Iago Aspas.
The 2010 World Cup winners will now play tournament hosts Russia for a spot in the quarter-finals.
The Spanish camp head into the knockout stages thanks to Diego Costa who has chipped in with three goals including a brace in the Iberian derby.
As well as Costa, Isco has starred for Spain. But reports have surfaced suggesting the Real Madrid midfielder hogs the ball.
Spanish outfit El Pais published an article which portrayed Isco as a 'media favourite'.
#LaRoja #VamosEspaña #HagamosQueOcurra La ira de Iniesta y la crecida de Isco https://t.co/QH1Sah3rCC
- RTn #LaRoja (@RTn_LaRoja) June 27, 2018
The Real Madrid ace responded to Diego Torres' words by taking to social media. He wrote: "Diego Torres, you are very, very bad."
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Diego torres definitivamente eres muy pero qué muy malo https://t.co/B392Hz6WXO
- ISCO ALARCON (@isco_alarcon) June 27, 2018
Isco demands improvement from Spain heading into the last 16.
"Again, we've gone onto the pitch a little bit hesitant," he told Telecinco via Goal.
"It can't keep happening to us. From now on, the games start as life or death. We can't keep gifting goals, we have to focus.
"We're lacking what we know how to do best, which is to control the game and to have the ball."
Isco added: "Every team from now on can send us home. Even Morocco, who didn't have anything to play for... nobody is going to give you anything. You have to play easier, not commit mistakes with the ball, not let them score with a lost piece of possession.
"We don't have to go crazy, although it's true we're first, but we have to do things better.
"We know it will be very difficult from now on, with the hosts, who are having a fantastic tournament. We have to do things very well."
How far will Spain go?