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Seconds before the final whistle at Sporting Gijon, with the game at 2-2, Isco scored his second goal in the match, and gave Real Madrid all three points, protecting their clear advantage over their title rivals Barcelona.
After the game, the Andalusian was asked about his prolonged negotiations with the club over a new deal that could keep him a Madrid player for several more years, and possibly for the first time the Spain international said something that can be considered as a clear hint that he does intent to sign a new contract at the Madrid side.
I want to stay in Madrid and for many years, both the club and I are going to make the right decision
Isco told reporters. As for how satisfied or dissatisfied he is with his playing time (yesterday he started in the first eleven for the 15th time this season), the Spanish midfielder resorted to a rather diplomatic answer.
I don’t know why it surprises people that I want to play more
he said, before stating though that he believes Zinedine Zidane is doing a great job at Madrid.
Zidane makes the line-ups and is managing the squad in an extraordinary way. Today’s win is a sign that he is doing things very well. I know that I am in the best team in the world and I try to do the best job
Madrid’s hero yesterday at Gijon said.