Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Isco booed by Real Madrid fans during Champions League loss
ARSENAL and Chelsea target Isco was booed and jeered closer to a transfer exit by fuming Real Madrid fans on Wednesday night.
The La Liga giants suffered another humiliating defeat, losing 3-0 at home in the Champions League to CSKA Moscow, sparking an angry reaction from supporters.
And the Spanish midfielder, 26, bore the brunt of the abuse, to the point that he glared into the audience at one stage and barked: “what do you want?”
Underfire Madrid coach Santiago Solari admitted his fourth-placed side disappointed in the dead rubber clash but he claimed he did not see Isco’s reaction to the personal abuse directed his way.
He said: “Nobody likes the whistles but we didn’t play well and we have to assume that.
“I didn’t see that part. It’s frustrating to lose at home and it’s not what he had hoped for. The fans express themselves that way because they don’t like result. And nor do we.”
Real Madrid midfielder Isco looked dejected after the Champions League loss
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Solari played a second-string side as they had already qualified for the knockout stages, so Marcelo tried to hand Isco the armband when he was subbed on 74 minutes, only to be snubbed.
Marcelo said: “I tried to give the armband to Isco but he told me I had to give it to Dani Carvajal. I don’t know why.”
Madrid’s No 22 has struggled for first-team league football but featured in Spain’s last two games, even captaining the side in their 1-0 friendly win against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Isco has been linked to a move away from the Bernabeu with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all reportedly interested in his services.