Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he's struggling to find room for Isco.

Ancelotti concedes he's been 'unfair' to the midfielder.

"It is a difficult question to answer because I'm not here to work for a specific player, but rather to do the best for Real Madrid," he said.

"Sometimes I cannot be the fairest with some players and it is normal that he is not happy. I wouldn't like it if a player was happy about not playing. He has to have the desire to play and I hope that by the end of the season, he and everyone else can say that he was important for the team. He did very well at the start of the season and I have no doubt about how talented he is."