Real Madrid star Isco has quelled rumours surrounding his Santiago Bernabeu future, by insisting that he feels 'valued' by the club.
It had previously been reported that the Spanish international was unhappy with his role in the Real Madrid squad (quotes via The Sun):
"When a footballer doesn’t feel like he has a leading role and consistent playing time with his club, the national team gives him life.
“I have the confidence of my coach here with Spain. I still have the desire to keep working, to improve, to be a starter with my club. At Madrid I don’t have the consistent playing time that a player needs."
However, Isco has now revealed that the aforementioned quotes were 'taken out of context', and that rumours surrounding his future at the club are 'lies' (quotes via Marca):
"My words were taken out of context, so I did not talk to the press anymore.
"I feel very important and valued in Madrid. In the end all the rumours that Isco is leaving and he is not happy are a lie."
Isco: "Physically I feel alright. I was got a shoulder injury and had to deal with it for three weeks, but I worked well and came back as best I could. This team is historic, there are no limits and I hope we continue to keep bringing joy to the fans." pic.twitter.com/50w0iGdHlP— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) May 22, 2018
Speaking ahead of Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final meeting with Liverpool, Isco also ensured that despite winning three European Cups in the last four years, his side are still hungry for more continental success:
"Playing so many finals is unthinkable and it's because of the work we do every season. When I arrived at Madrid I thought that I would play a Champions League final but it has been four in five years.
"I don't settle for anything or look at what I've won before, because it would make me a worse player. It would be a dream to win my fourth Champions League."