'What Asensio and Messi have in common'

La Liga By: Ayodeji Tunde | 12/09/2017

Marco Asensio

Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi both have something in common an observation by French coach Zinedine Zidane suggests.

Asensio has revealed that manager Zidane told him he has the best left foot just after 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.

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."