Asensio tells Al Arabiya: Mother’s memory brought tears to my eyes at Real Madrid signing
Spanish professional footballer Marco Asensio told Al Arabiya News Channel that he was in tears when he signed to play with Real Madrid because he remembered his mother whom he lost.
“I remembered my mother when I signed with Real Madrid. I was in tears because she was always by my side and she helped me get to Real Madrid. I remember she once told Florentino Pérez after I took a photo with him when I was young: This boy will be a Real Madrid player one day. This is what happened. She is to thank for everything that happened in my life,” the 22-year-old Real Madrid midfielder said.
Asensio said when he was young he had some problems with his knee but his mother, who named him Marco after Dutch footballer Marco van Basten, and his family helped him become what he is today.
Asked about Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays as a forward for Real Madrid, Asensio said Ronaldo was a great player whom he learnt from by just watching.
“When I hear I will be his successor after he retires, I feel proud and dream of achieving what he achieved,” Asensio said, adding that Ronaldo always helps and advises him.