Marco Asensio: Zinedine Zidane told me my left foot was the best since Lionel Messi
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio has revealed that manager Zinedine Zidane told him he has the best left foot since Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
The 21-year-old has burst into the Real team since returning from a loan spell with Espanyol during the 2015-16 season.
He has drawn plenty of praise for his performances and won four caps for Spain.
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Speaking to Spanish radio ahead of the Champions League group stages, Asensio spoke of the praise he had received from Zidane.
"Zidane told me that since Messi, he had never seen a left foot like mine," he told COPE.
"I was a little impressed, because Messi is a piece of a footballer."
Asensio also gave his thoughts on Neymar’s world-record €222 million transfer from Barcelona to PSG, saying he thought it was ‘strange.’
"We thought it was strange that Neymar left Barcelona," he said.
"He was an important player for them and they couldn't hold on to him. It seemed a bit strange."