Zinedine Zidane has lauded Isco’s confidence on the pitch, after his brace helped Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Espanyol.
The Spain international forward scored on both sides of the break at the Bernabeu, as Madrid recorded their first home win of the season.
And Zidane could not help but praise Isco for how he approaches a game and believes he will only get better.
“He’s looking very confident. He knows how important he is to Real Madrid,” he said.
“He plays as if it’s a kick-about and I like that. He keeps going and if things don’t come off for him, he’s patient and he doesn’t panic.
“He’s comfortable out on the pitch, with his team-mates, and I’m thrilled that we’re seeing the best of Isco more and more.”
Madrid are fifth on the table and Zidane believes there are many contenders for the trophy.
“It’s true that this league campaign is going to be very difficult. I don’t think it’s going to be a fight between two or three teams,” he said.
“It’s good for the competition because we realise that it is the most difficult in the world and there will be more competition this year.
“The teams have strengthened well and play very well, the games are going to be more complicated and more entertaining.”