Frame Asensio (25 years old) is one of the least used players by Carlo Ancelotti. There are several reasons why the Spaniard has not been able to enjoy too many minutes this course, but the truth is that started with the need to claim and still has not been able to do so. He has lost a lot of credit with the Madrid fans in recent years, so with the change of coach, he wants to show that he has enough level to be important in Madrid. Next Sunday against Valencia (21:00 Movistar LaLiga) he could have his first opportunity in the eleven.
Carletto He trusts him and it shows that, even as a substitute, he has used him in the five games that have been played this year. Yes indeed, adds only 68 minutes of play. His main problem is that the coach has the idea of changing his position to use him in the middle of the field, abandoning the winger. Adaptation is being slow and, as if that were not enough, it has a lot of competition ahead. In addition to Casemiro, Modric and Valverde, the coach's favorites, Camavinga has entered the team with force. Asensio now competes with Isco, which also seems to be ahead in the rotation (He has already played 127 minutes and has started in two games).
The next matches will have a remarkable importance for Asensio. The point is that Kroos is every day closer to return and Ceballos faces the final phase of his recovery. Two more competitors for the position that will make things even more difficult for the former Majorcan player. Its objective must be, therefore, to take advantage of each of its opportunities, starting with that of Mestalla.
Despite the fact that Ancelotti wants to exploit it as an interior, he still thinks about using it in the band if necessary. For example, against Celta he spent 11 minutes on the field as a right-handed winger. Asensio's problem in this case is the same: fierce competition for a position. Vinicius, Hazard, Rodrygo, Bale and Luke Vazquez they fight for two positions.
Asensio works hard to reach his best level and help the team. He wants to leave his last years behind and is prepared for Ancelotti to pull him, something that could happen this weekend.