Saturday, 24 February, 2018

Marco Asensio confirms he snubbed Barcelona before joining Real Madrid

Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain look dejected after their side's 4-0 defeat during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the City Marco Asensio confirms he snubbed Barcelona before joining Real Madrid
Kristopher Love | 12 September, 2017, 14:56

Speaking to 'COPE', Asensio revealed that the 1998 Ballon d'Or victor told him that he had never seen a left foot like his since that of Messi's, after a stunning individual start to the season for the 21-year-old which has seen him notch four goals in six games.

Neymar: "We thought it was a bit unusual that Neymar would leave Barcelona".

While there were celebrations in the Camp Nou, Madrid dropped four points behind Barca as they surprisingly let two other points escape them in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after being held to a 1-1 draw by Levante in a midday kick off.

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio describes Neymar's world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain as "strange".

"I started with the first team of Mallorca and Barca appeared", Asensio said. I would not go to PSG. "I am very happy here". I was a bit taken aback when he said that.

"The end is the destination, not Barca, and I was delighted to be at Real Madrid and to defend this shirt". It was a hard few days. "Messi is a great player". "When Horacio called me and told me that Real Madrid were interested in me, I said I only wanted to play there".

Asensio enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign at Real Madrid last term and has carried his form over into the new season.

"After a few days in a poor physical condition, I picked up the pace with the team, the coach asked me how I was during the game but with a knee injury, it is better to try and build rhythm". Right foot, Cristiano. Best header of the ball, Ramos. But I wasn't in any doubt. And leader - Sergio Ramos.