Isco: Spain trust me, Madrid don’t…

Spain’s hat-trick hero Isco hailed ‘the confidence’ shown in him by Coach Julen Lopetegui, something he ‘has not earned’ at Real Madrid.

The playmaker has struggled to nail down a regular place for the European champions but hit a fantastic treble in his nation’s 6-1 thrashing of Argentina on Tuesday night.

“I have the confidence of the Coach and maybe in Madrid (at club level), I have not won that yet,” Isco told reporters immediately after the match.

“That’s why the national team is so important for me as it gives me life, if I am not starting and don’t have continuity for my club then I must seize all my chances.

“I aim to be a starter for both my club and international team but the only way I can do that is to keep working hard.

“There are many great players at Real Madrid, maybe I am the problem.”

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