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Asensio: I don’t think about winning the Ballon d’Or

Celebrating his renewal at Real Madrid until 2023, Marco Asensio faced the media at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and denied he is looking to win the Ballon d’Or.

The youngster has been tipped as a future winner thanks to the high standard of his performances for Los Blancos.

“Receiving praise from Cristiano Ronaldo is a joy,” he began.

“But I don’t think about winning the Ballon d’Or because I’m young and everything will happen when it happens.”

Real are clearly happy with the player because his six-year deal tops the renewals of most of his teammates.

“It is a very important day for me,” he continued.

“Renewing the contract with the biggest club in the world is a source of real pride.

“Last season was a great year, where I grew a lot.”

Asked if he wanted more time on the pitch, Asensio was happy with the current arrangement.

“Zidane knows how to deal with me,” he said.

“I have my personal goals and my goal is always to play, but I understand that he has to allocate minutes to others because we are a team.”

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