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Zidane admits poor treatment to Isco amid exit links

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Isco has been linked with an exit from Real Madrid of late and Zinedine Zidane admits the player hasn’t been given enough opportunities.

Isco has not been given the opportunities to display his talents at Real Madrid, admits Zinedine Zidane, as speculation continues to grow over the player’s future at the club.

The attacking midfielder has become a fringe member since Zidane returned for a second spell in charge at Madrid.

With just three starts to his name this term in La Liga, Isco has been tipped to bring his time in the capital to an end.

The player’s agent and father, Francisco Alarcon, recently suggested he is ready to try a new league. So far, some reports have claimed the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton have shown interest in the 28-year-old.

Zidane was previously reported to have told Isco he should seek pastures new in January but the manager says that he remains a key figure for the club this term.

“Isco is going to be an important player,” the 48-year-old told his pre-match press conference ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Athletic Club.

“It is true that he is not playing much and I am not giving him the opportunity to show the player that he is.

“I feel sorry for my players and I will never forget what I have experienced with them.

“He has to work hard to get another chance, but what is being said [in the media] I can’t respond because we don’t control it.”