Asensio: What Zidane Told Me About Messi's Left Foot
Marco Asensio: What Zinedine Zidane Told Me About Lionel Messi’s Left Foot
Real Madrid's up-and-coming star Marco Asensio has revealed what Zinedine Zidane told him about his left foot in comparison to Lionel Messi's.
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The Spaniard, who debuted for Real last season, has already scored four goals in this campaign – including two in the Spanish Super Cup against FC Barcelona.
"Zidane told me, since Messi, he hasn't seen a left foot like mine. I was a bit taken aback when he said that. Messi is an incredible player," Asensio told Spanish radio station COPE, as cited by AS.
The 21-year-old was also asked what qualities from other players would make his perfect player.
"Left foot? Messi's... OK then, mine (laughs)," he added.
"Right foot, Cristiano.
"Best header of the ball, Ramos.
"Playing long balls, Kroos.
"And leader, Sergio Ramos.”
Asensio scored 10 goals in his debut campaign for Los Blancos.
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