Isco determined to retain starting role

Real Madrid forward Isco is delighted with his recent run in the first team and admits he is willing to play anywhere on the pitch as long as he gets to start.

The talented playmaker has struggled to hold down a place in the first team since moving to Real from Malaga in 2013, but has found a role under new manager Rafael Benitez, starting the last five games in a row.

The 23-year-old is determined to keep his place and said he wants to create a selection headache for his manager.

"I'm comfortable anywhere, as long as it's on the pitch," he said. "I will continue working and fighting to make it difficult for the manager."

Los Blancos are yet to lose a competitive fixture this season and continued their fine run of form with a 3-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday.

"We began the game with a lot of conviction and scored two goals early on," Isco added. "The game went our way and it was a shame we conceded a goal. We played pretty well overall."

"We have to continue this good run. We're happy to get the three points and stay at the top, which is important," he concluded.