Marcos Asensio of Real Madrid has a major bust-up with Florentino Perez by offering his teammate a more important role
Marco Asensio has been considered as the future of Real Madrid after the Spanish forward’s bright debut season in the 2016/17 campaign. The young left-footed player immediately won the hearts of the fans after he scored a long-range goal in his debut game against Seville in the UEFA Super Cup.
The 2016/17 season saw the young winger establish himself as one of the best talents in the world. The following season was another successful campaign for the winger as he played an important role in Real’s 13th Champions League title. However, the 2018/19 campaign and the 2019/20 have not been the player’s brightest years.
Asensio spent the majority of the 2019/20 season sidelined due to a ruptured ACL. However, since his return, the Spaniard has once again shown signs of lethal form. It has now been reported that Asensio who was once considered as the future and the face of Real Madrid has now been dropped in favour of Martin Odegaard.
The Norwegian midfielder returned to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this season after a successful loan spell with Real Sociedad. Since then, the midfielder has been handed two starts in Real’s last three fixtures. It seems like Zinedine Zidane has utmost faith in the midfielder to one day possibly fill in the shoes of Luka Modric.
However, Florentino Perez believes that Martin Odegaard deserves to be the face of Madrid ahead of Marco Asensio. To such an extent that players such as Isco or Asensio should be benched just for the Norwegian to receive the spotlight. Perez has assured that Asensio will be an important player, however, Odegaard will be given the upper hand from next season if he has a successful campaign this year.
Image Credits- Marco Asensio Twitter