Asensio calls on Zidane stay

Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio is hopeful Zinedine Zidane will remain as the club’s Coach beyond the current campaign.

The Frenchman’s future has come under scrutiny after a disappointing domestic campaign, with the champions 15 points behind league leaders Barcelona and out of the Copa del Rey.

“I want him to continue here and I believe he should,” Asensio told Cadena Ser.

“He has won two Champions League titles and La Liga – he is the ideal Coach for the club and for this group of players.

“It is incredible how quickly success can be forgotten about.”

The 22-year-old went on to reveal how Cristiano Ronaldo was now letting him take free-kicks: “Cristiano will take the first and then I will have a go.

“We have a good relationship together, and if you are confident enough he will allow you to take them.”

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