Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is furious with the continuing fallout from his side's Champions League quarter-final victory over Juventus, suggesting that people are annoyed at the club's phenomenal success.
'Everyone can have their opinion, and I won't respond to what the players are saying, but all I'll say is that no-one (in the media) can talk to me about a robbery.
"It's a disgrace. I'm very very disappointed that people keep talking about a robbery". 'I'm furious about that.
"What we're doing bothers a lot of people. You have to respect his point of view but I think we deserved to qualify for the semi-finals". "We can't change that, but I'll always defend my players".
The Spain worldwide seems to have usurped Bale in Zinedine Zidane's preferred XI, but Isco's future at Madrid has not always appeared set in stone.
Ronaldo has been rested for four of Real's last five away games in La Liga in order to stay sharp for their Champions League games, missing their trips to Leganes, Espanyol and their last outing against Las Palmas.
The assessment particularly frustrated Isco because Barcelona's stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in last season's Champions League - complete with its own contentious decisions - was "historic" in the eyes of the same reporter. Nobody is going to change the history of this club, it's the best club in the world.
Malaga, meanwhile, could find themselves within one game from relegation should Levante claim victory at Atletico Madrid, and they fail to secure anything against Real, with the gap between the Segunda-bound table-proppers and safety now 14 points with only seven games remaining.