Asensio: As a kid, I had a Zizou poster

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio has revealed how he had a poster of current Coach Zinedine Zidane in his room when he was growing up.

The 22-year-old joined Madrid from Real Mallorca in 2014 and in the past 12 months has grown into a starring role at the Bernabeu.

“I had a poster of Zidane in my room, he was my idol when I was little,” Asensio told an interview with Jorge Valdano on BeIn Sports.

“He had such elegance and a lot of talent and everything that I loved in footballers, he showed on the pitch.

“We showed against PSG and Juventus we showed that we are the same team as last season and we have returned to the level which helped us achieve our objectives then.

“I have changed my own way of playing, I have tried to develop and my game now is more natural, with more flow.

“The World Cup? Spain have many great players with a great Coach and hopefully we have a strong tournament in the World Cup.”

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