Marco Asensio has enjoyed an incredible rise to prominence this season and believes Real Madrid must keep their ‘hunger to win’ to continue success.
The 21-year-old, who initially joined Los Blancos from Real Mallorca in 2014, capped off the campaign by netting Madrid’s fourth in their Champions League final triumph over Juventus."Ramos told me not to get used to it [winning the Champions League]; that it's no easy feat and that it took him a long time to win one,
" Asensio explained in an interview with Marca.Related: Messi will warm the bench at Real Madrid – Asensio"A lot of Madrid legends have never won it and I've had the fortune to win it in my first year. It's fantastic."It seems easy, but to win three Champions Leagues in four years is really incredible. This team has a great generation [of players] full of ambition. We can't lose that hunger to win. That's the key.“I don't usually get nervous on the pitch because playing football is what I've done all my life; before matches, there is a little bit of pressure, but on the pitch, you forget it all. You only think about playing football."When I go out onto the pitch I don't do so thinking about objectives or the need to win. I think about enjoying it, but from a point of view of responsibility and of giving your all."
Asensio was in superb form last season as he scored vital goals for Real Madrid both in the League and in the Champions League, notably, the goal against Buffon in the Champion Which Real Madrid won 4-1 in Cardiff, Wale.
The 21-year-old is about to put pen to paper on an improved contract with the European champions that would keep him at the club till 2023. The new buyout clause, according to Marca
is a stunning €350 million.