- Isco struggled to find his feet at Real Madrid until Zinedine Zidane took helm
- Frenchman has allowed playmaker to operate in his preferred position on pitch
- 25-year-old has become key player for Los Blancos and credits his manager
- Spanish international added: ‘Zidane has allowed me to play an important role’
The talented play-maker initially struggled to establish himself at the club under Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez.
He was occasionally made to operate from deeper or wide positions but Zidane’s willingness to play him in an advanced role paid dividends.
Isco has come into his own under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid
The 25-year-old told Marca: ‘Zidane has allowed me to play an important role.
‘He has been the only coach at Real Madrid to play me in the position I most like and in turn this has restored my confidence on the pitch.’