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Isco says he 'doesn't know how to win Zidane's confidence' after scoring first hat-trick for Spain



Isco said he felt 'alive' after his first career hat-trick helped Spain thrash Argentina 6-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

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

However, Isco produced a superb display for La Roja against Argentina, whose captain Lionel Messi again watched from the stands 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 Spanish media outlet 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.'

After Gonzalo Higuain shot wide early on, Diego Costa fired Spain ahead in the 13th minute, before Isco struck either side of a header from Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi.



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