Sergio Ramos ‘clashes with Isco and Marcelo in Real Madrid dressing room row over their poor performance in recent weeks’… with captain ripping into the unused subs (even after winning El Clasico!)
- Isco and Marcelo were unused substitutes for Real Madrid against Barcelona
- Madrid lifted some of the gloom around the club with victory in El Clasico
- But all does not appear well after Madrid captain Sergio Ramos scolded the duo
- The claims come after Isco was heard criticising Zinedine Zidane at Camp Nou
Sergio Ramos has clashed with Real Madrid team-mates Isco and Marcelo over their poor performances this season, according to reports in Spain.
Madrid lifted some of the gloom around the club following defeats to Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk with a 3-1 victory against Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday, a match in which Isco and Marcelo were both unused substitutes.
But there appears to still be a lack of harmony in the Spanish champions’ dressing room despite the victory at Camp Nou, with Diario Sport reporting Madrid captain Ramos launched an attack on the duo for their underwhelming displays when they have figured.
Sergio Ramos has clashed with team-mates Isco and Marcelo over their poor performances
Marcelo (second from right) and Isco (second from left) were unusued substitutes as Real Madrid beat Barcelona in El Clasico
The report from the Spanish outlet claims Isco did not back down in his response to the club captain, and that Brazilian Marcelo – another of the team’s captains alongside Karim Benzema – was also targeted.
The claims come after Spain international Isco was caught on camera criticising the timing of his substitutions under boss Zinedine Zidane.
Isco was filmed by Spanish TV station Movistar saying: ‘If he (Zidane) has to bring me off, he substitutes me in minute 50 or 60 of the game, sometimes at half-time.
But the duo were reportedly criticised by Ramos for their underwhelming displays
The claims come after Isco (bottom-left) was caught on camera on Saturday criticising the timing of his substitutions
‘If he has to put me on, he puts me on in the 80th minute.’
The 28-year-old was speaking to Marcelo and Luka Modric when his temper boiled over, and Diario Sport also claim the 32-year-old left-back laughed after hearing the former Malaga midfielder’s complaints.
Isco has started just two games to date this campaign in wins against Real Valladolid and the defeat by Cadiz – in which he was taken off at half-time – the only LaLiga games that coincidentally Marcelo has featured in as well this term.
Isco has started just twice this season and was hooked at half-time in the defeat by Cadiz
Marcelo also featured against Cadiz and captained the club in their loss to Shakhtar Donetsk
The Brazil defender also captained Madrid in their shock 3-2 defeat to Ukranian outfit Shakhtar last week in his only other appearance during 2020/21, but between the two players, they have managed zero goals and just one assist for Zidane’s side.
Isco’s peripheral status at the Spanish capital side is also highlighted by the fact he has started in just 28 matches of a possible 82 since the start of the 2018/19 La Liga season.
The duo will now have to wait and see if they are involved this week with Madrid in action against Bundesliga outfit Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday.
They will have to wait to see if they are included by Zinedine Zidane against Borussia Moenchengladbach