‘Madrid always at their best’

Marco Asensio insists Real Madrid “were at our best in every minute and very serious in our approach” against Cultural Leonesa on Wednesday.

Madrid all-but-booked their place in the Copa del Rey last 16 with a thumping 7-1 away to Cultural, but Asensio – who helped himself to a brace on the night – made it clear Cultural did not pose a walk in the park for his side.

“We knew it wouldn’t be an easy game, we had to face it with the utmost seriousness and had a great game,” he said after the game.

“We were very serious in our approach and won, that was our target. We’re very happy with the victory and I hope we continue like this.

“The tie is virtually over but we can’t relax, there’s still the return leg to go, but I’m very happy for the goals and victory.

“We had to be at our best in every minute and very serious in our approach because we could’ve conceded a goal at any time.”

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