Ex-Arsenal forward Baptista insists no one should blame isco

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 02/04/2018

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid attacker Julio Baptista insisted that no one should blame Isco as the Brazilian forward speaks on the situation surrounding the midfielder future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Iso is expected to request a transfer at the end of the current campaign after failing to earn a regular spot under coach Zinedine Zidane.

However, Baptista argues no-one is to blame for the situation.

He reasoned: "Isco is a talented player, but that's how Madrid is.

"The problem in Madrid is that there are so many good players that sometimes, even if you are very good, you do not find peace to demonstrate the great player that you are. Either the player is 100%, plays all the matches, or it's very difficult, only Cristiano Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi can do it...

"And the coaches have to make choices, rotations. And that's where Isco does not necessarily find the serenity to produce his best football."

Baptista was bought from Sevilla in the summer of 2005 he played 59 games for Real Madrid and scored 11 before he was loaned out to Arsenal where he played 24 games and scored only three goals for the gunners during his spell at the club in the 2006/2007 season.