Santiago Solari insists he does not have a problem with Isco after he dropped him from the squad that faced Roma last night. Real bounced back from the shock defeat against Eibar at the weekend by beating Italian side Roma 2-0 in the Olympic Stadium, but Isco was nowhere to be seen.
Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez got the goals in Champions League Group G encounter and Solari said the absence of Isco was a tactical decision. “Dropping Isco was a specific decision for a specific moment,” Solari said.
“Coaches are in place to make decisions and that’s it, I am here to make decisions. “Sometimes we make the right ones, sometimes we don’t but it’s easy to say that after the game. “Decisions are almost always sporting, except in exceptional cases, although there are none of those here.
“Starters and substitutes are fictitious problems that don’t exist. The players are here to give everything and be at 100 per cent so they can be picked.
“The players showed they can take responsibility and we’re really happy to get the win. We had to work hard and suffer, but sometimes that’s just what you need to do and we won playing like that.”