Chelsea and gunners transfer target Isco booed by Real Madrid fans during Champions League loss
Arsenal and Chelsea target Isco was booed and jeered closerto a transfer exit by seething Real Madrid fans on Wednesday night.
The La Liga giants suffered another humiliating defeat,losing 3-0 at home in the Champions League to CSKA Moscow, sparking an angryreaction from supporters.
And the Spanish midfielder, 26, bore the brunt of the abuse, to the point that he glared into the audience at one phase and yelped: « what do you need? »
Underfire Madrid coach Santiago Solari admitted hisfourth-placed side disappointed in the dead rubber clash but he claimed hedidn’t see Isco’s response to the individual maltreatment coordinated hisdirection.
He said: “Nobody likes the whistles but we didn’t play welland we have to assume that.
« I didn’t see that part. It’s baffling to lose at home and it’s not what he had sought after. The fans express themselves that way because they don’t like result. And nor do we. »
Isco, who on December 3 posted a topless selfie online to shoot down accusations he was overweight, likewise caused perplexity when he seemed to dismiss the chief’s armband.
Solari played a second-string side as they had already qualified for the knockout stages, so Marcelo endeavored to hand Isco the armband when he was subbed on 74 minutes, only to be snubbed.
Marcelo stated: « I endeavored to give the armband to Isco however he disclosed to me I needed to offer it to Dani Carvajal. I don’t know why. »
Madrid’s No 22 has struggled for first-team league football but featured in Spain’s last two games, notwithstanding captaining the side in their 1-0 agreeable win against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Isco has been linked to a move away from the Bernabeu with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all allegedly inspired by his administrations.