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Asensio: "It's normal that they don't give me the full weight of the game"

Asensio doesn't care if he is the man of the moment or not but he wants to continue learning and gradually growing into his role with Real Madrid and Spain.

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Asensio: "It's normal that they don't give me the full weight of the game"
JESUS RUBIO DIARIO AS

Marco Asensio has no problem not being given full games with either Real Madrid or Spain despite being considered the "man of the moment" after a world class finish against Las Palmas last Sunday night.

"I don't focus on being the 'man of the moment'. I hope to continue like this, at this level, every season," said the footballer on duty with the Spanish national team.

"I am prepared for everything. I am 21 years old, I am young but it's normal that they don't give me the full weight of the game with either Real Madrid or Spain. There are players that are more experieneced. I must take it step by step, learn and then later they put that pressure on me," he explained.

"Of course, I notice that I feel looked after, valued and every time they count on me, I take the pressure because this is part of football," he continued. The Real Madrid youngster said, "We are going with a lot of hope to Russia and, why not, to win the World Cup."

Asensio and Isco are two of Real Madrid's rising stars and have a strong relationship on and off the field. "With Isco, I have a good relationship on and off the field, he is quite the player and it's impossible not to get along with him. He is in an excellent moment and at Real Madrid he is spectacular. He has to take advantage of that moment in the Spanish side. Also, to return to his home will be special for him. Off the field, he is a really normal guy. On the field he is magic. He always surprises you," said Asensio.

he went on to say the difference between Zidane and Lopetegui is that the Spanish manager "shows his character more" while Zidane, known to be a quiet man, is less animated but that both are professionals "who really feel their jobs".