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Marco Asensio: “Pressing is part of our identity”

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Real Madrid v RC Celta - La Liga Santander Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Marco Asensio, one of the best performers of a 2 - 0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday night at Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, spoke to the press after the game.

Asensio, who had a goal and an assist, spoke about many things, including his long recovery from injury.

“It’s a long process,” Asensio said. “I knew it would be difficult but you start getting more minutes, more games under your belt and now we’re seeing the results”.

Asensio also spoke about the team’s defensie shape and pressing.

“Pressing is part of our identity and we need to keep it up, win or lose. That’s why we kept pushing forward, looking for more goals so we could take all three points”.

“We’d spoken prior to the game about how we could cause problems by winning the ball back high up and so it proved.” Asensio continued. “Celta were on a good run, they’re great going forward and strong on the ball. We had to focus on ourselves and we knew that if we did our job well we’d be taking home three points”.