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Managing Madrid Podcast: Will Marco Asensio Reach His Ceiling? Plus: Zidane’s Debut as a Player

Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear revisit Marco Asensio’s first season with the club, as well as the debuts of Zidane, Kroos, James, Vazquez, and Bale

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On this Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast (with both video and audio available), Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear discuss:

- Marco Asensio sleeping in on the morning of his debut

- His hot-streak of golazos in his first 12 months of football

- His ability to play on both wings

- Lucas Vazquez’s performance in the European Super Cup against Sevilla

- Will Asensio ever get back to that level of greatness?

- Lucas Vazquez’s forgotten debut

- Gareth Bale’s hat-trick of assists vs Espanyol

- His debut vs Villarreal

- The dynamic he had with Cristiano Ronaldo

- The post-Xabi Alonso era

- Toni Kroos’s fit at Real Madrid upon arrival

- James Rodriguez’s role under Carlo Ancelotti

- Kroos as a defensive midfielder

- Zinedine Zidane’s debut in 2001, and his role as a 10

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Euan McTear (@emctear)