Malaga midfielder Isco says he is proud to have received the Spanish League’s (LFP) award as Breakthrough Player of the Season.
The 20-year-old has shot to prominence over the past 12 months with a series of outstanding displays in both La Liga and the Champions League.
“I am very happy and proud to have received this award. It’s important to always have the motivation to pick up a prize such as this,” he the LFP’s official website.
“I hope that with the passage of time things continue to go well for me and also for Malaga. [Boss] Pellegrini has been very good to me and given me a lot of responsibility on the field of play and I like to take that on.
“I feel wanted by everybody, the fans and my teammates, and that’s very important when you go out to play the game.
“The team has started strongly and we’ve achieved the objectives we set out at the start of the year, but we want to do things game by game and show what we can do on the pitch, which is to play with the ball and not fear anyone.”
Isco has notched four La Liga goals this season besides two in the Champions League, both against Zenit St. Petersburg, while last season he got five League goals.