Isco claims he feels “alive” playing for Spain than Real Madrid after hat-trick

Isco said he felt “alive” after his first career hat-trick helped Spain thrash Argentina 6-1 and took a swipe at his club coach Zinedine Zidane.

The Real Madrid playmaker has seen his club football limited in spells under Zidane this season.

However, Isco produced a superb display against Argentina, whose captain Lionel Messi again watched from the stands at the Wanda Metropolitano because of fitness concerns.

Spain had drawn 1-1 against Germany last week and have now extended their unbeaten run under coach Julen Lopetegui to 18 matches.

“In Madrid, I don’t have the confidence a player needs, ” Isco said in a post-match interview, as quoted by Marca.

“The matches with the national team give me life. Here, I have the confidence of the coach.”

“I want to show that I’m a good player. Lopetegui shows me confidence with the minutes he gives me.”

“Maybe I’m the problem in Madrid. I don’t know how to win Zidane’s confidence.”

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