Now, with Zidane's future in serious jeopardy, Real's board have identified the Ballon d'Or winner's successor in World Cup winning Germany manager, Joachim Low. I believe in what I do, and I want Isco to stay here his whole life. But a move reportedly fell through which has now been acknowledged by the player himself.
"I have tremendous respect for Neymar, he's an awesome footballer", he told RMC on Wednesday.
"I get asked about Isco and I'm pretty sure I'll get asked about Asensio and [Dani] Ceballos and players who might play less than their team-mates". I believe in my team and will do so until the end.
The manager added that Isco will continue to prove himself at the club.
One player who an Isco departure could make way for is Chelsea's Eden Hazard. Zidane feels the Spanish global is an integral part of the Real Madrid squad and amid the speculations linking him away from Madrid, Zidane wants him to finish his career at the Bernabeu.
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In 29 appearances this season, Isco has contributed six goals and five assists for Zidane's troops and the 25-year-old certainly has plenty more to give than that.
Hazard was key as the Blues cantered to Premier League glory last term in Antonio Conte's first season in charge and though Chelsea's title defence has fallen away this time around, the Belgium worldwide has been in imperious form. The upcoming fixture against Real Sociedad on Saturday is a crucial one for the club.
PSG, meanwhile, lead Ligue 1 by 12 points from last season's champions Monaco after beating Toulouse 1-0 away from home on Saturday and Unai Emery's side have scored an impressive 126 goals in all competitions this term.
"There are three points at stake tomorrow and that is all we care about, we're not thinking about Wednesday's match".
"We want to put in a good performance and it won't be an easy match against tough opposition".
"You asked me if I was anxious about [Ronaldo] and then you have three goals, we know he always wants to score, PSG will have to be careful with him". We know it will be a hard match."I don't know what will happen on Wednesday [against PSG], but we are keen to do well", he added.