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Real Madrid's Asensio reflects on LaLiga with eye on Olympics

Marco Asensio takes stock of the 2020/21 season, his first full season since overcoming the serious knee injury he suffered in the summer of 2019.

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Real Madrid's Asensio reflects on LaLiga with eye on Olympics
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Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio has signed off this season after Luis Enrique's list for the European Championship was named, a list in which he was not included. It is the first full season for the Spaniard after the serious knee injury he suffered in the summer of 2019, one that kept him out of action for nine months.

Madrid's Asensio says thank you after tough season

And the talented star took time to explain his feelings to fans while also thank them for their ongoing support. Via his social media accounts he reflected on what the season has meant to him.

‘It has been a tough season, in which, in spite of the obstacles, we made a great team effort, fighting to win until the end. For me, personally, it has been a year of great learning, overcoming pain and situations that have made me much stronger and helped me to grow as a player.

‘Now it is time to stop and face the next season with all the world’s strength to give my best. Thank you Madridistas for your support. Next season will be easier with you closer to us. #HalaMadrid’

Those Madrid fans will be hoping that their hero can have another relatively injury-free season ahead, and produce the full potential that he has already shown in spurts.

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio

Olympic Games 2021

Asensio is now heading off on holiday, but he still has one other objective in mind: a trip to the Olympic Games in Tokyo to play a starring role. He is one of the over-24s to be vaccinated, although that still does not guarantee him a place as De la Fuente has to choose the three senior players from a group of around eight shortlisted.

The Spaniard will take a few weeks of downtime to disconnect and then will begin working on his fitness with a view to being on the list that De la Fuente will share on 30 June.