With the World Cup just around the corner, Marco Asensio would undoubtedly have liked to be a bigger part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at Real Madrid heading into the second month of the season.
Be it for his contractual issues or the availability of better options, he has faced a serious dearth of minutes this season.
However, according to reports from AS (h/t Madrid Xtra), the Spaniard is not fazed by his situation at the club. Rather, he still hopes to earn a spot, prove his worth and fight for a contract extension with Real Madrid this year.
Earlier this week, Asensio spoke out about his situation and said that a new contract was not in his hands. “Renewing at Real Madrid does not depend on me, it depends on many factors. I hope it can happen,” he had said.
Moreover, he was vocal throughout the interview about his desire to represent Los Blancos and be an integral part of the manager’s plans.
Asensio is in the final year of his contract with Real Madrid and will be a free agent come June. Surprisingly, Barcelona are on the list of parties interested in his signing alongside Manchester United and AC Milan.
This season, the winger has stayed on the bench in four of the team’s six league games. In the remaining matches too, he has just come on as a substitute for the closing minutes of the game.
Given Ancelotti’s long list of forward options, it is probably in the best interest of both parties to part ways. Yet, one knows that Asensio can be a great asset when in form and that he deserves to play for Real Madrid if he can prove himself.
Official: Real Madrid squad list against Real Sociedad
Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their recent winning streak when they take on third-placed Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Los Blancos have picked up three wins in three games against Villarreal, Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid. Given that Barcelona already have a lead at the top of the table, Carlo Ancelotti’s men cannot afford any slip-up against Sociedad tomorrow.
Ahead of the much-anticipated contest at the Santiago Bernabeu, manager Ancelotti has announced the Real Madrid squad list for the game.
Dani Carvajal, who trained normally today, is still not back on the roster, with Ancelotti already admitting that the Spaniard could return against Valencia next week.
Meanwhile, David Alaba, Aurelien Tchouameni and Lucas Vazquez also remain unavailable while Ferland Mendy misses out after picking up a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid.
Rodrygo Goes, who also sustained a knock in the game against Atletico, is fully fit and on the squad list for the Real Sociedad encounter. Eden Hazard is also back after missing the last two matches with an injury.
Castilla midfielder Mario Martin, who made his senior debut against the Rojiblancos is retained on the list by Ancelotti.