Marco Asensio: I’m ready to perform at my best

By Óscar Maya Belchí

Sports Desk, Jul 7 (EFE).- Marco Asensio wants to put the serious knee injury, which he suffered in 2019, behind him and the Real Madrid player is now fully focused on representing Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In an interview with Efe, the 25-year-old, who is currently training with the Spanish Olympic team in Benidorm, touched on his thoughts on Tokyo 2020, his relationship with Zinedine Zidane and the legacy that Sergio Ramos left behind at Real Madrid.

Question: Are you one of those people who will watch any sport going on at the Olympic Games?

Answer: Yes. I’ve always loved watching all sports, I get hooked watching anything.

Q: How did you find out about being called up to Luis de la Fuente’s Olympic squad?

A: I was quite eagerly awaiting the list. It dawned on me in Madrid, when I was training to see if I’d make the team. I was called up and I’m super happy. I’m really excited. It is something that you only get to do once in your life and I’m really looking forward to rejoining the team for a competition, and one like the Olympic Games, which is really special.

Q: Are Spain the favorites?

A: We know that we have a great team. We have to all prepare 100% because it won’t be easy at all. Any team could trip us up.

I’m sure that, if we play at our best level, we can achieve something beautiful, something great.

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