Missing Ozil? Isco's there to cook things up for Real

With the departure of Mezut Ozil, El Loco foresees no problems for los Blancos as they have in-form Isco who can fill the void left for the German


No Mesut Ozil? Real Madrid are not too worried about the German superstar's  sudden departure to Arsenal as they aim to capture titles this season - especially the Primera Liga and Champions League.

Never mind the fact that some Real fans are not too happy about Ozil leaving as he was one the main figures of the team.

There is also a report by the English press saying that Cristiano Ronaldo was angry with Real chiefs for allowing a classy midfielder like Ozil to leave the Bernabeu.

According to the report, Ronaldo said Ozil was the one who had been creating the openings for the Portuguese ace in front of goal.

Angry or not, Real have all the superstars to mount their challenge this season under the vastly experienced and well-travelled manager Carlo Ancelotti.

What they have to do now is be united as a team, which is vital. Real can go places.

So with Ozil's departure, who will take over his role or job for Real?

It is quite obvious - Isco. The 21-year-old, signed from Malaga this summer and has an incredible start to the season as well.

Isco has already scored three goals from three matches in the Primera Liga - surely not bad for an attacking midfielder.

He is ready to take over Ozil although he is still new to the side and has to shoulder that extra responsibilities.

Isco is set to be the new No. 10, so to speak.

And Real are hoping that their fans will soon forget about Ozil's departure to the Emirates via Isco's very own magic.

The pressure will be massive too for Isco but he should be able to overcome this and perform to assist Real.

After all, the Spain international is a pretty determined lad and hate losing besides the wealth of talent in him.

In other strange news, Real assistant manager Paul Clement says Gareth Bale's world record price tag won't guarantee him a start.

"There's a lot of competition for places - no-one will be guaranteed anything," Englishman Clement told BBC Sport.

"Ancelotti has a clear idea how to use him but things can change."

Bale; with the kind of money spent on him, is not going to warm the bench unless he is injured or suspended.

The question now is where he will be playing under Ancelotti? Left flank, right flank or in the centre.

The versatile Bale can operate in any of these three. He proved this at Spurs under manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Bale is likely to employed on the left though. This is because Ancelotti has been playing Ronaldo in the centre - partnering chief striker Karim Benzema.

Ronaldo, like Bale, is also versatile as he can play along the right or left flanks and centre. That's the beauty of it.

Real fans are now looking forward to see Bale making his debut for Real and playing what role.

And can Bale handle the pressure to perform what is expected from him, even at the early stages of his career at the Bernabeu?