Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo best on the wing - Zinedine Zidane

"When you play against a big club like this it is something to savour and it's a team I've played against in the past and it was a different challenge".

Isco's future at Real Madrid has been in doubt for quite some time now, as the former Malaga man has found it hard to become a regular in the Real Madrid starting 11 ever since Zinedine Zidane took over the club.

Real's confidence is likely to be boosted by the return to fitness of Wales attacker Gareth Bale, who made a triumphant goalscoring comeback after three months out with an ankle injury in the club's 2-0 win over Espanyol on February 18.

The Spain worldwide has struggled to tie down a regular starting spot under Zinedine Zidane since the French legend replaced Rafael Benitez as Real Madrid manager in 2015.

The 33-year-old's contract at the Bernabeu is up in the summer and Zidane admits he doesn't know if the Portugal global will stay or not.

Isco has scored 27 times in 123 games in all competitions during a three-year stay at the Bernabeu Stadium.

Real Madrid star Isco, who was recently linked with FC Barcelona, has now commented on rumours he could leave the Santiago Bernabeu.

"I think it's understandable and I have no problem with it", he said.

The Valencia game was originally to be played on December 18, but was postponed due to Real Madrid participating in the World Club Championships and there is a feeling the delay has been more of a benefit to Valencia than the league leaders. After that, I don't know what could happen with his contract. "It is my future at stake" The Mirror quoted him as saying. The 27-year-old showed no sign of rust after finishing Los Blancos counter attack, which was orchestrated by Ronaldo and Isco.

Of more interest to fans of City and two other clubs, though, is the claim by journalist Roger Torelló that Isco already "has offers on the table" from Manchester City, Chelsea and Juventus.

  • Julie Sanders