Isco Alarcon Reflects on Departure from Real Madrid and New Beginnings at Betis

20 October, 2023

Former Real Madrid midfielder, Isco Alarcon, currently shining on the field for Betis, opened up in an exclusive interview with Canal Sur about his departure from the Spanish capital and his journey in the world of football.

Isco expressed the complexity of leaving a club like Real Madrid, saying, “I had to leave Madrid [earlier] because I felt like I no longer needed to be there. But taking that step of leaving the best club in the world is complicated, and finding the right moment to take that step is even more difficult. These are decisions that one has to deal with forever.”

His time at Real Madrid spanned an impressive nine years, during which he experienced highs and lows. Isco shared, “I was at Real Madrid for nine years, the last ones I was more apathetic due to circumstances that I will tell someday, but also five or six very good years, in which I played with the best in the world and won titles.”

While Isco didn’t delve into specifics, he alluded to behind-the-scenes issues that affected his playing time. “I spent many years there, I was very satisfied and happy. Things happened with coaches, no matter what I did, I wouldn’t play. I lacked mental preparation, there were moments where instead of giving a little more, I fell apart. They made it clear to me that no matter what happened, I would not play much,” he explained. Follow your favourite football team with attractive La Liga odds from Nextbet. 

Isco’s journey took him from Real Madrid to Sevilla before finding himself without a club. His contract with Real Madrid concluded in the summer of 2022, and he later played for Sevilla, where his contract was terminated midway through the 2022-2023 season. He then waited for nearly a year until this summer when he found a new home with Betis, where his performances have garnered attention and applause.

Isco’s resilience and determination have allowed him to rediscover his passion for the game, and his contributions to Betis demonstrate a fresh start and a promising future in the world of football. Get the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports