New Delhi: Real Madrid player Isco courted unfavourable attention after he casually stated that his dog, which has been named ‘Messi’, has been a Real Madrid fan since he was born.

Isco named his dog after the Barcelona player because he thinks that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world and that his dog is also the best.

“I named my dog ‘Messi’ because Messi is the best in the world, and so is my dog,” Isco said. He named his dog Messi when he was Malaga player.

As expected, Isco said that he cannot shout for his dog in public because it might draw untoward attention.