Isco’s light goes out

Isco Alarcón is not the same footballer since Julen Lopetegui left. The Malaga midfielder shows in the last games with Sevilla, just since the change of coach, a rather non-participatory version, almost apathetic at times, which is far from the one that convinced at the beginning of the campaign. And that then the rest of the team accompanied even less than now.

Surrounded by doubts about his hiring, which arrived with the summer market already well advanced despite his status as a free player since June 30, Isco did not take long to get ready and make his debut to give almost from the beginning an image that surprised those who doubted him. In several games, such as the victory against Espanyol, the player from Arroyo de la Miel put the team on his back to become the franchise footballer and pull the car like no one.

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Proof of his involvement are the four yellow cards that he has seen in the League and that have warned three days ago, a circumstance that endangered his visit to the Santiago Bernabéu. Finally, and if he does not mediate any other problem, Isco will be able to face Real Madrid this Saturday, the team that signed him from Malaga in 2013, when he was just 21 years old, in exchange for 30 million euros. After several seasons of growth that culminated in the footballer as one of the pillars of the National Team directed precisely by Julen Lopetegui, Isco He faded until he had almost testimonial appearances with the white team in recent seasons.

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This year he has played a lot with Sevilla again. He debuted as a substitute on matchday two, was also a substitute on matchday three and then he has played as a starter the following 7 LaLiga games, although he did not complete the last three, all of them with Sampaoli already as coach. In the Champions League, in Dortmund, he came off the bench to complete what was possibly his most compelling half hour since the Argentine coach took charge of Sevilla.

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