Asensio impresses in new role
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti says Marco Asensio can flourish in an attacking role "between the lines", after he starred in their 6-1 thumping of Mallorca on Wednesday evening.
Los Blancos continued their solid start to the season to go back top of the table and they can be backed to win the La Liga title at 10/11.
Fine start from Real
Ancelotti's men have looked in fine fettle so far this season, collecting 16 points from a possible 18.Asensio grabbed a hat-trick, while Karim Benzema scored a brace and Isco also got on the scoresheet.
It was Asensio's first start of the season in all competitions, with the Spain international being used perennially as a substitute.
Asensio can do very well there, in that position between the lines.Carlo Ancelotti
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Reports have linked him with a move away from the Bernabeu due to a lack of game time with Arsenal and AC Milan thought to be interested in his signature.
However, he played just behind Benzema on Wednesday and was the star of the show as mid-table Mallorca were thrashed.
Asensio impresses Ancelotti
Speaking after the game, Ancelotti praised the 25-year-old and says he can play a major role in their season."Asensio can do very well there, in that position between the lines," the Italian said.
"It's a position in which he can do a lot of damage, because he has quality, he shoots very well, he combines very well with the forwards. I think this is his position."
Real are next in action on Saturday as they welcome in Europa League champions Villarreal, before their second Champions League game of the group stage against Moldovan minnows Sheriff Tiraspol next midweek.