Carvajal defends 'troubled' Isco after the UCL fiasco

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/12/2018

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has defended Isco after the midfielder refused to wear the captain armband when Marcelo presented it to him during the 3-0 defeat against CSKA Moscow.

Isco was subjected to jeers by the home fans after he wasted a chance that was created by Vinicius against the Russian team at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Isco has been dropped to the bench under Santiago Solari and the midfielder feels he merits more playing time at Bernabeu.

His Spanish teammate Carvajal has leapt to his defence, insisting that Isco "will not hide" during a tough period.

"I do not know if Isco was whistled by the fans or not," Carvajal told Movistar+. "The only thing I know for sure is that Isco is brave, he will not let whistles get to him and he will not hide if they happen.

"He always demands the ball, he always try to force changes in the game and to make his mark, and that won't change."

Real Madrid will play Rayo Vallecano in their next La Liga match before they travel to Dubai for the FIFA World Club Cup.