Asensio happy with Real

Madrid won LaLiga and the Champions League last term, with Ronaldo playing a crucial role in the knockout stages of the European competition as he netted 10 times. "Cristiano hadn't done anything until the last two months [of the season]".

'I was a little impressed, because Messi is a piece of a footballer'.

PSG have shown what they can do by signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, with the French champions also said to be keen on Asensio during the summer transfer window.

Ronaldo still has another of the five-game ban he was given for pushing the referee to serve at the weekend, but his return in Europe should give Madrid both firepower and a confidence boost.

Asensio happy with Real
Asensio happy with Real

"We all know how good Cristiano is and I prefer him to be with us all the time".

"We tried to get in another player, previous year we had Morata and Mariano and now only [Borja] Mayoral is in the squad".

"The same thing happened previous year so we're not anxious at all, the opposite", said Zidane, who is the first coach to successfully defend the European Cup since 1990 and has won seven trophies since taking charge of Real in January 2016.

"Cristiano doesn't just contribute goals, he's a leader, he always wants to win and he transmits that to everyone else". We are all happy that he is with us. I am very happy to see him on the pitch again. In addition, he is very happy to play again because it is what he likes, what makes him happy. "It turned out that we couldn't add another player and that's it".

  • Rosalie Stanley