Isco Apologises For Breaking Tano’s Leg
Real Madrid’s Isco has apologised after his ill-advised lunging tackle resulted in Osasuna’s Tano suffering a gruesome leg break on Saturday.
Osasuna confirmed the Dominican centre-back suffered a fracture of the tibia and fibula in his right leg as a result of the 13th-minute collision, and after the 3-1 Real Madrid victory, Isco offered his best wishes to the 26-year-old.
“Tano’s injury was due to a poorly timed lunge,” he said.
“We went in knee-to-knee, and he stayed down. It really is awful that he suffered such a bad injury. I am sorry and I hope he recovers as soon as possible. I haven’t looked back at the footage; it was a chilling moment and it is horrible that it happened”.
Regarding the match, the ex-Malaga midfielder declared Los Blancos knew it would be complicated to prevail.”We knew we would struggle to win because there was a lot at stake for them [Osasuna], their supporters are fervent and the pitch was in a very poor condition,” he stated.
Lastly, Isco supported Zinedine Zidane’s choice to alter the starting formation.”We switched out system because out coach believed it could be helpful, and it worked out in the end,” Isco insisted.”I’m just happy to contribute.”