Zinedine Zidane reveals he brought Isco into the Real Madrid starting XI to play Paris Saint-Germain to ‘control’ the Champions League encounter.
Madrid came away from the first leg with a 3-1 win thanks to a goal from Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace but it was the presence of Isco ahead of Gareth Bale that was most discussed pre-match.
“With Isco I looked for control of the ball and we had it, with four in the middle against three of them. Isco had a great game,” Zizou said post-match, AS reports.
“We played a great team game, from the beginning. It was a well-deserved victory. We’re very happy with the result and with the content of the game. We had personality, and our fans were behind the team at all times.”
Zidane though denied the tie is over before the second leg, warning against complacency when Madrid go to Paris in March.
“Winning 3-1 isn’t over. There is a return game, we have to play it and not be overconfident because it’s going to be another story and we know we’re going to suffer.”