With three goals demanded Isco Tuesday the main role in Spain in the practice duel with Argentina. The Spanish humiliated the Argentines, who are without Lionel Messi played, 6-1.
Real Madrid Isco not on a basic count, under coach Zinedine Zidane. “The coach gives me happy confidence,” said the midfielder after the profit on Argentina. “He believes in me. Maybe that’s Real or otherwise.”
Coach Julen Lopetegui of Spain was enthusiastic about Isco. “I’m really very impressed with his game,” he said. “Whether we are candidates to be crowned world champion? Well, it was but a practice game.”
Diego Costa, the striker of Spain, found his coach a little bit too modest. “If you look at our players, then it is hard to say that we have no chance at the world title.”
The Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli was after the heavy defeat very angry about the performance of his team.
“This was a beating and that may never happen, certainly not at the world cup next summer. This match is certainly going to have consequences.”
Sampaoli would still not say what these consequences exactly are. “I need the competition analyse and then take decisions, but first, I need to control my emotions.”
The 58-year-old Argentinian, who following his departure to chelsea of Nicolas Tagliafico the whole match left to play, did not expect that Spain so offensive would play. “This result makes clear that we still have to think about who we bring to Russia.”
Spain humiliates Argentina, England and Italy in the balance in Wembley