Not number 20, forever – Asensio

September 12, 2018
Marco Asensio during the first game of LaLiga against Getafe
Marco Asensio during the first game of LaLiga against Getafe


Marco Asensio has plenty of ambition and he revealed how he doesn’t want to end his career still wearing the number 20 shirt.

He is seen as the future for Real Madrid and Spain but is coming to an important stage in his career when he needs to deliver consistently on the pitch.

“I wouldn’t want to finish my career with the number 20 shirt, I say everything with that. If I wanted to change it? Yes, we will see what happens,” he said.

“With Cristiano or without him I have the same aim of having a first team place and being important. So far so good, I have started the season well and I am working well.”

Asensio has got to the top having proved himself at Mallorca and then Espanyol on loan.

“In spite of having a lot of good offers we stood firm, we wanted to stay at Mallorca and complete this stage of my development,” he explained.

“We thought I could develop as well at Mallorca as at another club and that was the case. The target was to get to the first team which is what happened.

“It is not the same the pressure at Madrid and Mallorca where they would say ‘run lad, you are playing with the money for my kids.'”

On Espanyol he added: “It was a good year, I played and improved a lot, again with another type of pressure because we played without much fire in attack.”


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