Life does not stop - Isco demands Spain bounce back

After Spain were stunningly knocked out of the World Cup by hosts Russia, midfielder Isco called on his side to bounce back.

The Real Madrid star urged Spain to bounce back from its last-16 exit.   -  Getty Images

Isco described being knocked out of the World Cup on penalties as the "saddest day" in his career, but said Spain must recover quickly from its disappointment.

Spain was heavy favourite to beat host Russia in Moscow on Sunday but was defeated 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Isco was one of five Spain players to attempt over 100 passes as Russia progressed to the quarter-finals despite having a solitary shot on target and just 17.5 per cent possession in the second half.

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The Real Madrid star, though, said Spain have to bounce back from their last-16 exit.

"Today is the saddest day in my career..." Isco posted on Instagram.

"But that's football and it doesn't stop... life doesn't stop... it's time to pick ourselves up, like we've done before... proud to represent this country," he added.

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