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Zidane compares Asensio to Messi

Marco Asensio continued the good form shown at the end of last season and has earned himself praise from his manager.

Asensio scored four goals in six matches in the start of the season and continue to attract attention, establishing himself as one of the best players in the world and claiming a starting place in Real Madrid’s team.

The Spanish forward revealed that Zinedine Zidane compared him to Lionel Messi, telling him that he has the best left foot he has ever seen since the Argentinian.

“Zidane told me that since Messi, he had never seen a left foot like mine. I was a little impressed, because Messi is a piece of a footballer”, Asensio told COPE.

Messi was a key figure for Barcelona in the start of the season, helping the Catalans to win nine points from their first three matches, despite losing Neymar to PSG. Asensio also addressed the departure of Neymar, admitting that it took him by surprise: “We thought it was strange that Neymar left Barcelona. He was an important player for them and they couldn’t hold onto him. It seemed a bit strange.”

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