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Isco: “We want to consolidate our position as leaders against Tottenham”

NEWS | 16/10/2017 | Javier García

“We hope to put in a complete performance and get the three points against difficult opposition”, said the Malaga-born midfielder.
Isco spook to the media the day prior to the match day 3 Champions League Group Stage game between Real Madrid and Tottenham. The midfielder spoke about the match at the Bernabéu: "The Champions League is always special for Real Madrid. We have a great opportunity to consolidate our position as leaders of the group against a very difficult side who are playing very well. We hope to put in a complete performance and get the three points".
 
"The key is finding balance in the squad. I'm happy how things are going. I’m working hard and I hope to maintain this continuity".
 
Ballon d'or
"I don’t think about that, it's very difficult. I want to live in the moment, day to day. I’m very happy about how things are going and I hope to continue like this. Cristiano has to win it, there’s no question about that. It’s very difficult to be up there, it would be a dream. There are 30 nominees and a lot of them from Real Madrid. If the team is doing well, there are more chances to win individual prizes".
 
Good level
"Without my hard work I would not have had these changes. I’m playing in my position, closer to the area, and having more continuity. That’s important for a footballer in order to grow in confidence".
 
"Playing for Real Madrid isn’t easy, you have to win. The best players in the world are here and it's difficult. I was patient and waited for my moment. When it came I was ready. I try to make the most of the confidence of the coach and take my opportunities".
 
Cristiano’s goal
"It was a matter of time, Cristiano is a leather finisher. It is true that in LaLiga he’s not been amongst the goals but in the Champions League he’s been on fire. It’s good for us because we need him a lot".
 
State of the team
"The atmosphere is very good, the team is full of confidence after what we achieved last year and the desire is to continue winning titles. We haven’t had all the squad available yet but we’re getting there as players are recovering".

THE TEAM IS FULL OF CONFIDENCE AFTER WHAT WE ACHIEVED LAST YEAR.

"We are 100% behind Zidane. He has shown the importance of rotations. It’s unquestionable after what he has done at Real Madrid. We understand that after the accumulated tiredness and the stoppages that there are people who are in the eleven because they’re in better shape and we all understand that".
 
Advice for youngsters
"Football is a long process. They must work hard, be patience because their moment will come. Players like Marco (Asensio), Ceballos... have quality and it is a pleasure to have them with us".
 
Praise
"I try to go unnoticed. I don’t watch the news or read what they say, I try to stay on the side lines. We know that if you have a good game you are God and if you misplace five passes in a row, they want to kick you out of Madrid. You have to find the middle ground".
 
His progression
"I’ve improved. I’ve been at Madrid for five years and I’ve matured from a footballing point of view. I understand better how to read the game. Thanks to playing games you get better and learn more. That's what the young players have to go through, move forward and improve".
 
Best form
"I feel very comfortable, I feel good and when I go out to play I’m confident. I’m try everything and things are coming off for me. I don’t know if it's the best form of my career, I hope even better moments are still to come".

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