Messi will warm the bench at Real Madrid – Asensio

La Liga By: Olakunle Brown | 16/06/2017

Real Madrid youngster, Marco Asensio may anger Barcelona fans with his recent comment on five-time Ballon D’Or winner, Lionel Messi.

The 21-year-old opined that the Argentine will not be good enough to break into the current Los Blancos first eleven after they won the La Liga title and 12th UEFA Champions League crown.

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Asensio enjoyed the faith of the manager Zinedine Zidane had a wonderful season playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Isco and when he was asked by Marca, if Messi will get into the current squad, he replied:  "Not right now. The squad is very good as it is. If we stay as we are, it's perfect."

Asensio, who made 23 league appearances and scored three goals is expected to sign a new deal with Real Madrid to ward off suitors who are interested to take him away from Spain this summer.