Las Rozas (Madrid), September 20 (EFE).- Marco Asensio showed his hopes nine months before the end of his contract with Real Madrid and after having ruled out leaving the club’s last market, to receive a renewal offer soon , but not He denied the information that placed him in Barcelona’s orbit or assured that he would not play for the Barça team.
“I hope the renewal can be granted,” assured Marco Asensio in an interview with Cope’s ‘El Great Match’. “We will see what happens, you never know, in the world of football things can change very quickly. I can’t say anything else because I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
When asked about Barcelona’s interest, Asensio made it clear that his focus was on Real Madrid and the national team, but he didn’t close the door. “Honestly I don’t know. I’m really focused on who I am. I only think about the present, the now, giving everything with the national team and with my club”
“I didn’t think about it (playing for Barcelona), nor did I enjoy it. For now, I can’t answer, I don’t know. These are things that come out. This morning I had 200 messages. I tell you that I am in a world where there are a lot of rumors, speculations, and it is normal. In seven months I can sign with any club and it is normal that many leave and they will leave more surely. We are in this circle in which there will be news every day and I cannot control that.”
Asensio looked back on a difficult summer in which he considered leaving Real Madrid and explained the reasons why he decided to stay. “I’m in a good moment, calm. August was a little more complicated due to the uncertainty but I’m happy with the decision I made.
“Obviously there were options. In the end, the decision I made was because I’m still confident that I can help Real Madrid, I want to keep winning trophies with the club. I think it was the right one and I’m really looking forward to it. In the end, it was also not a decision that depended only on me. These are things you have to talk about with the club, with the coach, you put everything in the balance and from there you make the decision. But at no time did I really think of being able to leave, because of the project and because of Ancelotti’s confidence.”
After being greeted with whistles by Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabéu, Asensio explained the reason for his anger at the lack of minutes against Mallorca and found himself with the people who cheered him on.
“There will always be discussions. I’m a person who shows me when I’m happy and when I’m angry. The change didn’t happen, it was a special game for me because it was against an old team, we were drawing, I thought I could help. It was bad luck because of the injury of a teammate but hey, in the end he won and it remains an anecdote. Zero problems with the coach,” he said.
“The only thing I thought about with the whistles was trying to turn things around, to make them see that my commitment is one hundred percent like it has been these seven years in Madrid. Then, the moment of the goal and the applause is what I remember. I have a lot of respect for the Madrid fans at the Bernabéu, they are free to give their opinion. I think you always have to go there, that’s how we’ve always been able to win a lot of things.”
SUPPORT FOR VINÍCIUS: “Watch football with joy”
With Vinícius in the spotlight for his celebrations with dances and everything that happened around his figure, with racist insults, Marco Asensio showed his full support for his partner.
“He is a very humble boy and he sees football with joy. Let him dance when he celebrates goals, as long as he doesn’t disrespect, I think that’s fine. Everyone wants to see joy, good football, and that’s what Vini conveys. Obviously, racism is what must be set aside. I think they are a minority. It’s not all hobbies. People who do this don’t have to tarnish a hobby or an entire country.
“Vini knows it. When what happened has this repercussion, it is because there is something that must be stopped, it is something that has no place in our society,” he said. added.
Finally, he acknowledged that Vinícius is motivated by being involved in spades with rivals and getting into provocations. “He’s young and I’m sure he has a lot to learn. There are also players that this controversy, this struggle, does him good to motivate himself, and I think he also motivates himself with all that” .