Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has admitted that it will be difficult to leave certain players out of the Champions League final after Isco proved why he should start in Kiev with Gareth Bale also making a case for himself with a brace against Celta.
With expert control, passes and combination play that led to a goal and assist
, Isco showed why he needs to start in the Champions League final while Gareth Bale is certainly finishing the season with a flourish having bagged two goals in Saturday's 6-0 win over Celta Vigo.
"I prefer to have all the players switched on and ready for Kiev. I'll then have a selection headache to decide on a starting eleven for the final, but I'd rather it be like that. We put in a great performance and it was important we did.
"Training sessions can be no substitute for a match. We looked focused and played some good football from the off, we've scored six and kept a clean sheet.
"I don't know what team I'm going to play yet. I've got no idea. Bale is on
fine form. He is doing well and showed that today. I’m happy for him, his goals and what he represents.
"The key is for us all to go forward in the best form. We have one game to go before the final and we need to play like we did today. In Kiev, I will have to pick from my 24 players." Zidane told Real's official website
Gareth Bale scored twice to boost his chances of starting in the Champions League final as Real Madrid thrashed Celta Vigo in La Liga. The Walesman
burst onto Luka Modric's pass to smash home a low opener and scored a fantastic second, cutting in from the right, nutmegging Jonny Castro and shooting from a difficult angle.
Isco, also hoping to earn a place for the Liverpool game, curled home a fantastic strike, Achraf Hakimi scored and Sergi Gomez slid in an own goal. Toni Kroos added a late sixth.