Asensio’s RM ambitions

Marco Asensio believes his long-term future is at Real Madrid and has set himself the target of cementing a first-team place.

The 21-year-old made only 11 La Liga starts and netted three goals in his first season at the club following a successful loan spell at Espanyol.

"My intention is to stay at Real Madrid and to earn a lot of minutes," Asensio told reporters at a Spain press conference.

"My goal is to be a starter at Real Madrid, there were moments when I didn't play, but I wanted to make the most of any chances the coach afforded me and I finished up in good form.

"I wasn't used to not playing. Yet I worked hard to make the most of the opportunities I got and I was able to finish the season well.

"The future of James and Morata? This is for them and the club, I hope that they both remain as they're great players and have helped me a lot throughout the season.

"With the national team I want to nail down my place in the squad and with Real Madrid I will try to get more minutes, more important minutes, and continue winning titles."

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