Isco: Real Madrid must learn from mistakes

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Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco insists his side must learn from the mistakes they made during their 4-3 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Los Blancos raced into a 4-0 lead at the L’viv Arena thanks to two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and a strike each from Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal.

What appeared to be a comfortable night for Real looked set to turn sour, though, as they conceded three goals in the closing stages of the contest before eventually holding on for a narrow victory.

Spain international Isco believes his side performed well for the majority of the contest, but he knows they must cut the errors out of their game if they are to make it to the latter stages of Europe’s premier club competition this season.

He said: “We have to try to correct the mistakes and continue working hard. We need to learn from our mistakes and we hope they will not happen again in the future, because in the Champions League they could end up costing us dearly.”

The 23-year-old has been a regular feature in Rafael Benitez’ side this season, although he was left out of the starting line-up for the recent El Clasico defeat to Barcelona. Despite that setback, the youngster insists he is happy at the Madrid giants.

He added: “The Clasico is a game we all enjoy playing, but the coach decides what the best line-up is for the match. The result hurt me more than starting on the bench did. I am ambitious, I try to play as often as possible and I am very happy at Real Madrid.”

Isco will be hoping to help Real return to winning ways domestically in their next match against Eibar on Sunday and they are available at 1.40 take all three points from their visit to the Basque region, while the hosts are on offer at 7.00 and the draw is 5.00.

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