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Asensio: “It was very important to get this win in front of our fans”

Asensio completed a solid performance and talked to the press after the game.

Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio talked to the press after the team’s 2-1 win against Rayo Vallecano, where he started on the right wing and completed a solid performance, delivering a key assist on Madrid’s opening goal.

Even though the team ended the game defending their lead, Asensio was happy with the three points.

“We put in a very decent performance. We conceded the goal towards the end which made life a bit more difficult but we closed the game out. We could have done it sooner but we created a lot of chances and we were sharp on the counter-attack. It was hugely important to win in front of our fans today. We’re pleased with how we played, the win, and to be at the top again, which is where we belong. Now we’ve got a little break to rest and come back strong in two weeks’ time,” said Asensio when asked about the match.

The Spanish attacker wasn’t getting as many opportunities to play as he hoped for when the season started, but he shared his recipe for success.

“You have to make the most of your chances, work hard and try to play as well as possible on the pitch. Hopefully I’ll be able to get more minutes. The coach asked me to be very mobile and to get involved a lot in the build-up and on the counter-attack,” he explained.

Asensio delivered some crucial passes, not only the assist, and proved to be a candidate to play meaningful minutes on Real Madrid’s right wing during the rest of the season.