Isco heavily linked with move away from Real Madrid after rejecting captain’s armband

Difficult times for Isco

Real Madrid may have qualified from their Champions League group, but after losing 3-0 at home, the fallout is just beginning.

One of the main topics of conversation was Isco seemingly refusing the captain’s armband.

Marcelo was asked about that when in the mixed zone with the press, and confirmed Isco did refuse to take it.

However, he stopped short of explaining why, claiming he didn’t understand.

A possible reason

There has been a possible explanation for what could have happened.

One Real Madrid account thinks the reason was pre-agreed between Isco and Dani Carvajal.

MADRID, SPAIN – DECEMBER 12: Isco of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow at Bernabeu on December 12, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Top of the group

The main thing is of course qualification at the top of the Champions League group.

In theory, that means a favourable draw when it comes to the knockout stages.

Real Madrid will know they have to take their game up a level.


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Losing twice in the group stages to CSKA Moscow is far from good enough.

One managerial change is already one too many for a club who want to be competing for trophies.

After struggling badly without Cristiano Ronaldo, they may even dip into the January transfer market.

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