Tottenham: Pochettino reveals the Real Madrid player he wanted to sign

17 October at 15:30
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has spoken of how the North London giants approached to sign Isco in the summer of 2016, ahead of his side’s massive away game against Real Madrid on Tuesday. Isco has, since 2016, has become one of Los Blancos’ most important players but has regularly struggled to establish himself as a first-team player.

Thanks to a long-term injury that was sustained by Gareth Bale last season, Isco was handed a spot on the right flank by Zinedine Zidane and the Spaniard played a vital role in handing the club it’s 12th Champions League crown. Pochettino was vocal in his praise for the former Malaga man. He told Marca: “Every coach wants to sign the best players. And Isco is proving he is one of the best players in the world.” “We have known about him for a while, I have seen him in different clubs in his career, and he has always been a player with great creativity, great capability, beyond the average.

“He is a player who has reached his maturity at this great club, and obviously he is a player we must take into account when we play against him. His magic and quality are absolutely obvious.” Isco joined Real Madrid from Malaga back in 2013 for a big €30 million fee and is likely to start the game against the Lilywhites later today.


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