Marco Asensio is living a dream in the first season with Real Madrid. He made his debut in a top flight club last year with Espanyol, where he played on loan. He was one of the best youngsters of La Liga, but this season he has step up and amazed the world with great performances, especially in the Champions League quarter-finals against Bayern Munich.
Now, Asensio is not on holidays because he’s been called by the Spanish national team for the first time in his career and he made his debut on Wednesday against Colombia. He’s now training to have more opportunities against Macedonia, in an official game, and then he will swap national team and play with the U-21 the European tournament.
Asensio spoke in press conference about his first season at Real Madrid: “I kept a cold mind. I had moments without playing but I wanted to take advantage of the opportunities the coach gave me and I finished in a great shape”.
The Spaniard was asked about leaving the club in the summer: “No, my intention is to continue at Real Madrid and having many minutes. My goal is being in the line-up at Real Madrid”.
Asensio was asked about the future of two of his colleagues, James Rodríguez and Álvaro Morata: “It’s their thing and the club’s. I hope they continue with us”. He also spoke about David De Gea, his colleague in the national team: “De Gea is calm, we haven’t spoken about the issue. We have three great goalkeepers and it’s an issue of the club”.
The winger unveiled his goals in the future days: “I expect to stay with the national team and I want to keep playing and winning titles with Real Madrid”. Obviously, the club and Zidane count on Asensio for the next season. Actually, they don’t want to sign a star in his position like Eden Hazard, so the Spaniard can enjoy more minutes in the future.