Hindsight really is 20:20.
Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco has been speaking on El Hormiguero 3.0 on Spain's Antena 3, where he provided a number of anecdotes from his life and career.
Most notably, the 24-year-old revealed how his dog's name - inspired by a famous Argentine - has, in retrospect, caused an irreparable strain in the pair's relationship.
I have to say in my favour that calling the dog Messi was more my brother and dad's idea than mine,
I'm washing my hands of it [the naming process]. I'm a Madridista and that's that.
I don't even walk him anymore - imagine me calling him Messi in the streets!
Ahead of his move from Malaga in 2013, Isco told reporters he chose the name because "Messi is the best in the world and so is my dog" - comments which still haunt him to this day.
There were some doubts as to the playmaker's compatibility with life at Real Madrid before his arrival in 2013; he previously made headlines when an old interview surfaced from his time at Valencia where he described himself as an anti-Madridista due to the club's arrogant attitude.
Additionally, Isco took a swipe at then-Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho on Twitter during the 2011 Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United, voicing his support for the Catalans in the process.
Now a fully-fledged Madrid player - though doubts remain as to his future - Isco also shed some light on Rafa Benitez's departure from the Bernabeu in January, indicating that he believed it was the right decision:
The season wasn't going well and we needed changes, it was what everyone needed.
He also revealed that he has a 2-0 victory in Real Madrid's sweepstakes for their Champions League final with city neighbours Atlético, saying that "it's everyone's dream" to bring the trophy home to the merenguese side of the Spanish capital.