Isco believes he is reaping the benefits of working so closely with super-star Cristiano Ronaldo and former Real Madrid man Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu. 

After signing from other Spanish club Malaga in June this year, he has since gone on to make 14 appearances so far under Carlo Ancelotti. 

The 21-year-old has already been capped twice for Spain, and says the opportunity to work with one of the world's best players in Ronaldo as well as former great Zizou has been a valuable experience. 

"I want to keep on growing," he told UEFA's official magazine, "keep on improving as a player, and there is no better place for growth than at Madrid.

"It's great to play with the best player in the world, and he also helps me in every training session because he always wants to win, always wants to be the best."

Isco, 21, who is an attacking midfielder who scored 14 goals in 69 appearances during his time at Malaga, chose the La Liga runners-up over former manager Manuel Pellegrini's new side Manchester City.

And he believes that decision has been vindicated by being able to work with the likes of former French midfielder Zidane - widely regarded as one of the best to play the game.

"We all know about him, he is a Real Madrid icon. 

"In every training session, even just by playing with us, he is already teaching us things," he said. 

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