Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was pleased with Isco’s response after scoring a brace in his first start under the Argentine
After a seven-game absence, Isco was restored into starting line-up for Real’s Copa del Rey fourth-round clash with UD Melilla on Thursday.
And the Spanish playmaker scored two second-half goals to help Real claim a convincing 6-1 win over Melilla with Marco Asensio (twice), Vinicius Junior and Javier Sanchez also getting on the scoresheet.
The result enabled Real to progress to the next round with a 10-1 aggregate win.
“I’m very happy for Isco, I was very sorry that he missed the one played in the first half, because it would have been a great goal,” said Solari, according to FourFourTwo.
“I’m also very happy for Asensio, who scored two goals, and for Vinicius, who did another.
“This game let us see many players who are well and committed.We have been solid and good in attack. Melilla are very good, the leader of Segunda B.
“I’m happy for what the veterans did, the youngsters of the first-team squad and the homegrown players who debuted.
“I was delighted with the debuts of [Alvaro] Fidalgo, Francisco Garcia and the goal from Javi Sanchez.”
Real will next travel to bottom side SD Huesca in a La Liga game on Sunday.