Asensio: Zidane said my left foot was best since Messi

Beth Cruz
September 13, 2017

Zinedine Zidane has rejected suggestions Real Madrid are dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo following a stuttering start to its defence of La Liga in the Portuguese star's absence.

Asensio has already netted on his debuts in all of La Liga, the Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, Champions League and European Super Cup.

The Portugal worldwide has missed Los Blancos' opening three La Liga fixtures due to a five-match suspension passed down to him for his shove on the referee in the Supercopa de Espana win over Barcelona.

He recalled Barca's interest in his services, with Asensio's agent - Horacio Gaggioli - having previously said Madrid's rivals missed their opportunity earlier in 2014.

"I was chatting to him for a while, then he passed me on to the national team coach, who told me he wanted me at all costs". "We can not talk about a dependency, but I always want him to be with us. I chose to play for Spain". Cristiano brings not only goals, but is a leader as well and he always wants to win. He transmits that [to his teammates].

"He's very focused on what he has to do". Madrid may have to be patient in order to break them down, although with Ronaldo no doubt keen to show what they have been missing without him, they should get their campaign for a third successive Champions League off to a smooth start.

"He's in a very good mood and is very happy to play, because this is what he really loves, playing football, but he's also right mentally and he's happy to be on the pitch again", Zidane told a news conference.

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