Julen Lopetegui’s side broke all the wrong records in the past few weeks, with their 2-1 loss to Levante last weekend being the latest.
During a press conference on Monday, Isco spoke of the need to keep Lopetegui at Madrid, asserting that he should be given more time to do his job.
When asked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, the midfielder said, “People have been talking about that all season. We can’t be talking about someone who isn’t here. I miss [Gareth] Bale and [Dani] Carvajal when they are not with us. There are plenty of solutions to score goals.”
He added, “We can’t be crying over someone who didn’t want to be here.”
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has since replied to Isco’s comments saying, “It’s all right. You cannot cry. I do not have to talk about other clubs.”
The exchange has caught the attention of fans who have since taken to Twitter to address the dialogue between the two former teammates: