During the press conference ahead of the Elche trip, Zinedine Zidane was asked to comment on the recent rumours linking Marcelo and Isco with a possible exit.
"I'm counting on all my players. I don’t get involved in things about players reportedly wanting to leave. All the players are training well. That’s good news for a coach. They’re very professional and I think they’re training well," the coach answered.
"I'm happy to see all the players focused. They’ll all have chances to play. All these players want to play. It’s difficult to leave players out, but this is part of the coach’s job and it’s the bad part."
Isco and Marcelo haven't been getting much playing time at Real Madrid this season, with the left-back getting 519 minutes across 6 matches and registering two assists. The midfielder, meanwhile, has recorded 457 minutes across 11 matches and provided one assist.