Is it just a “valuable supporting character” even with 1 goal and 1 assist?… Marco Asensio
In soccer, nothing is as sad as a backup player. This is because there are many cases in which he stays on the bench throughout the game and leaves the field in a flash in the middle of the second half or at the end, and the game ends without a chance to fully relax, and he feels a sense of self-doubt.
Real Madrid is lined with star players representing each country. Marco Asensio (27), a native Spanish forward, is in the same situation. Overshadowed by sambastars Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo, and veteran French goalscorer Karim Benzema, he mainly appeared in attack as a substitute.
That’s why he’s been performing brilliantly lately. Asensio started as a right forward in the 2022-2023 Spanish La Liga home game against Celta Vigo held at Santiago Bernabeu on the 22nd (local time) and played the ground for 76 minutes, scoring one goal and one assist.
Asensio exploded the opening goal with a left-footed shot from the center of the penalty box with the help of Vinicius in the 42nd minute of the first half, and assisted Eder Militang’s explosive header goal with a wonderful corner kick in the 3rd minute of the second half.
After the match, ESPN of the United States evaluated “Asensio as a valuable supporting player (supporting actor).” “Ascencio never showed his talent the way he did when he emerged from Real Mallorca or when he joined Real Madrid in 2015. But over the past two seasons, he’s become the team’s 12th player and a low-key ‘significant contributor’ on offense.”
Asensio has made 10 starts and 13 substitute appearances in La Liga this season, scoring a total of seven goals. He is in such good shape that he scored 3 goals in the last 4 matches. Only Benzema (14 goals) and Vinicius (9 goals) have scored more goals than any Real player this season. 스포츠토토
Asensio’s contract with Real ends after this season. He shows that he is not dead by scoring goals at crucial moments as his backup member, but Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti prefers Rodrigo and others to him.