It had been a long time since Marco Asensio was not savded by Santiago Bernabéu. Years. Between his injury, recovery, the set-up and months that Madrid has played at the Di Stéfano by the pandemic, the Mallorcan was already too listening to the applause of the people who once walked him as a promise of world football.
History, a Russian mountain, already know it: Madrid file to Asensio In 2015, with 18 years, plays assigned in Espanyol, debut as Madrid, dazzles as a man of rotation, does not knock down the door when Cristiano Ronaldo leaves, He injures in the summer of 2019 and returns, many months later, far from the level before the breaking of the Crusader and the meniscus.
During the six years that have passed since his arrival in Real Madrid, the market value of Asensio has become 90 million euros. Far, far away, of the four that paid the white club to Mallorca at the time, and far, how not, of the 35 that is worth now, according to TransferMarkt, Spanish. 55 million less that they touched the roof at the same moment as Christian abandoned the capital of Spain. After two good seasons, with 21 goals and 10 assists in the total of both, Madrid replaced the Portuguese piece in the BBC by Asensio, who was 22 years old. It was a risky but understandable bet at the moment.
That course, the Mallorcan did not knock down the door. Or at least not as young people who want to be title in Madrid and world football stars, as Vinicius can be doing now. The six goals and nine assists in 44 games of that campaign knew very little, and Eden Hazard arrived. And Asensio's injury arrived at the North American tour of Madrid. A mishap that has changed the career of Mallorcan and who has passed through a tunnel without light at the end: three goals in 10 games in 19-20, five in 35 in 20-21, almost twelve months without being summoned with Spain, from 6-0 to Germany in November 2020, 36th footballer with more value of Laliga, 163 of the world ...
In 2014, due to the need to fit Christian, Bale and Benzema in the Madrid attack, Ancelotti devised a new Angel Di Maria. The Argentine, pure end during the whole race of him, both in Benfica and in Bernabéu and in the national team, became the key interior of the scheme. Vertical, with overflow, with a pass and with goal, 'ELIDE' was vital in the tenth, in the Titles of Carletto and only left Madrid when Manchester United paid 75 million for him in the most expensive sale of Madrid history.
That he did with Di Maria wants to repeat anncelotti with Asensio. A more personal reconversion than that of the Argentine. Here, others do not influence the context, but the player himself. Di Maria could have kept playing in band, he keeps doing it, but asensio no. In this insists the Italian coach, aware of the virtues and defects of the Asensio 2021: He does not have a great overflow, does not have an excessive speed point, but a good vision of game and a huge shot, the main weapon of him .
Given El Mallorca, the Balear found success in his arrivals to the area and in the confidence that his left of him gives him. He was vertical and always received behind Benzema, breaking lines and approaching the area. The defense of the old team was not the most difficult, but he shone as never to wait to see him in a more complicated context, with more demand to defend and less to attack. In the band, Vinicius and Rodrygo, daggers, they reminded the public why Alensio can no longer be stuck to Lime. The position asks for other qualities that the Mallorcan no longer has.
"I'm very happy, I knew I had to take this opportunity to get out of start and I have shown that you can count on me," Asensio said after the meeting, with the ball on his arm. "I'll play where I put my myster," he insisted.
Ancelotti, on the other hand, returned to insist on the virtues of the Balearic in that interior position: "It has shown that it can play in this position, which can do a lot of damage. It is between lines, it is not open, from end. With the stuck who has is very dangerous for the opponents, "he summarized, and ruled out that it is something time:" You can play on the outside, but in the defensive aspect. With the ball, always in the same position because he likes it, when he comes inside he has the The ball on the left and is very dangerous, "he clarified.Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 11:35