Isco: New position has improved me

Injuries have seen the former Malaga star deployed in central midfield of late and he is delighted with how his new role has helped his all-round game

Real Madrid star Isco believes that being played in central midfield has improved him as a player.

The likes of Sami Khedira and Luka Modric have both spent time of the sidelines of late through injury, forcing Carlo Ancelotti to consider his options in the middle of the park.

The young Spaniard believes that his coach has coped well in the face of adversity and is confident that he has become a better player thanks to his new role.

“We have had several injuries but the coach is very good at managing the squad,” he told the club’s official website.

“Playing in central midfield is helping me to become a more complete player. I want to keep on helping in every way possible.”

Tuesday’s 4-0 win over Ludogorets was Madrid’s 19th in a row in all competitions and Isco is hoping his side’s great run of form will translate into trophies.

“I’m happy with the run that the team is on and the win against Ludogorets,” he added.

“We’re happy with the shape the team is in. This team is eager to keep on getting better. Our aim is to win as many games as possible, but at the end of the season what matters is silverware.”

Real Madrid will look for their 20th straight win when they travel to Almeria on Friday.