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Zinedine Zidane compares Real Madrid wonderkid Marco Asensio to Lionel Messi

Asensio has revealed told him his left foot is the best he has seen since Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid fans have a brand new hero in the shape of Marco Asensio. 

The youngster is tipped to be HUGE, having wowed supporters and experts alike with some incredible performances and goals since breaking out last season.

Think Marcus Rashford, but Spanish.


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The 21-year-old hit headlines at the beginning of last season when he scored a 27-yard effort in Los Blancos’ 3–2 win against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.

From there, he’s come on leaps and bounds, scoring a corker in his La Liga debut against Real Sociedad and even scoring in Madrid’s Champions League final against Juventus.

Marco Asensio was the Real Madrid hero during incredible Super Cup win

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Marco Asensio was the Real Madrid hero during their recent Super Cup win

And he’s only getting better, having scored four goals in six matches for the club so far this season.

Manager Zinedine Zidane has been unsurprisingly impressed, even going as far as comparing him to Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi.

Marco Asensio is already a Spanish international and has been dubbed the player of his generation

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Marco Asensio is already a Spanish international and has been dubbed the player of his generation

Speaking to COPE, Asensio said: “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.”

Yeah, that’s high praise indeed.

Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asensio has impressed since breaking into the team in his debut season with the La Liga club

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Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asensio has impressed since breaking into the team in his debut season with the La Liga club

Despite Asensio’s fine start to the season, Real have clearly missed the absent Cristiano Ronaldo.

Los Blancos have collected just five points from their opening three games in La Liga, drawing their opening two.

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