Carlo Ancelotti knows this better than anyone. Even when everything is going well, there is always a case hanging out at Real Madrid. These last hours, it is the case of Marco Asensio (25 years) who challenges. The Spanish striker has not started any match since the start of the season. If he has appeared six times in all competitions (68 minutes of play in total), it is each time coming out of the sidelines.
A situation that would begin to weigh him down, according to certain Spanish media, such as the Cadena SER. The Spain international (26 caps, 1 goal) – who played in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, winning the silver medal with La Rojita – is feeling good physically after his serious knee injury in the summer of 2019 and does not not understand exactly what the Italian technician expects from him.
Ancelotti challenges him
If he does not hold it against him, the Iberian waits to see what the next few weeks of competition have in store for him. If nothing changes, he is afraid of dragging this status for a good part of the season. He would surely think about his future, while his tenure in the Spanish capital runs until June 2023. This summer, he had refused offers from AC Milan and Tottenham to believe in his chances at Casa Blanca . Offers, he always has in his possession, always according to the SER.
Invited to react on the subject this Tuesday at a press conference, Carletto did not hide. “Everyone knows what I’m thinking, picking an eleven is complicated. Maybe he’s not happy, that’s normal. It would seem abnormal to me that a player who does not play is happy. If Asensio, Isco, Jovic are not happy, that’s good. They must not be happy. They train well, I like that. If everyone is motivated, there will be playing time for everyone ”, he concluded. The message got through. It’s up to Asensio to play … if he has the chance.