Isco couldn’t complete the Montuïc full of MVPs he had in the first four days of the league. Barcelona’s victory means a dead end for his good start as a green and white player. The Malaga midfielder gave an interview to Arab media Koora in which he talks about his present at Betis and also his past at Real Madrid.
“I wanted to enjoy football again, I had been through a difficult time in recent years, but I never gave up. After some difficult times, I worked a lot physically and mentally to get strong again and I was ready, I just had to apply it on the field and that’s what I’m doing now,” says the man from Arroyo de la Miel.
“I am passionate about my job, I love playing football and when I decided to stop for a few months, I did it to prepare myself better than ever at all levels. I worked a lot, but I set myself the goal of showing that I have hunger, ambition and ability in football. You can play better or worse games, but what matters most is my commitment and my desire to help the team,” he added.
On his ten years at the Bernabéu: “I don’t feel like I’ve been treated unfairly in recent years, although I think I could have played more.” Football is complex and you have to know how to adapt to every situation adapts. “I focus on what I can do to change things, not what others can do.”
Isco expects a good reception from the White fans when he plays in Chamartín: “I want a great reception from the fans because Real Madrid was the most important team of my sports career, which I will always love and respect.” I have always tried , to do my best, although perhaps I should have left earlier given my situation on the last stage. But you learn from everything.”
Finally, he talks about his preference to win the championship: “Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid are the main candidates to win LaLiga. Real Madrid started strong, but the Spanish league is long and it’s too early to bet on it. If Betis can’t win it, let Real Madrid win it.