Asensio happy with Real

Rosalie Stanley
September 13, 2017

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Asensio said the Frenchman had compared him to Barcelona maestro Messi, who is arguably the best player in the world.

"Yes it's true I have a release clause here, but no I don't think I will be leaving", Asensio told Cadena Cope.

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

This is what he has told the 21-year-old Spainish global who has hit the ground running so far this season, scoring four goals in six matches for Zidane's side - all of them impressive strikes from distance with his left peg.

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"Van Nistelrooy called me to convince me to choose to play for Holland", the Spaniard added.

Real Madrid now sit seventh in La Liga with just five points, while Messi's Barcelona are at the top of the table.

Asensio, whose team has collected just five points from their opening three games, said he was surprised Barca were unable to keep Neymar.

"We all thought it was unusual that Barcelona could not keep him but he is a great player and will be fantastic for them". Madrid may have to be patient in order to break them down, although with Ronaldo no doubt keen to show what they have been missing without him, they should get their campaign for a third successive Champions League off to a smooth start. It seemed a bit unusual'.

Click through the gallery above to see the latest Real Madrid training photos ahead of their Champions League match against Apoel Nicosia.

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