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Asensio celebrates a good moment, praises football in Spain, but avoids talking about favouritism

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Spain made their debut at the 2022 World Cup with everything. The Spaniards beat Costa Rica 7-0, in the first round of group E. Scorer of the second goal of the match, Marcos Asensio spoke of his good moment this Thursday and underlined his desire to take his country as far as possible in tournament.

“I feel very good. The whole team played a great game yesterday. Personally, I’m happy with the goal and for having been able to give my contribution. I adapt to what Luis Enrique asks of me, also at ease with the confidence that I have gives. I’m very happy. I’m very well prepared for this big challenge. The goal is to go as far as possible and focus on that” he said.

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“I’m in a good moment. I’m taking it easy. Compared to the past, I think we have to learn from everything, for better or for worse. Over the years, I’ve matured personally and professionally, which shows in the way I play. I hope to continue on this path to continue to reach my highest level”.

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The striker, who is in the last leg of his contract with Real Madrid, also praised the football presented by the Spain national team.

“I am approaching this World Cup with great enthusiasm for everything that has happened and for this group, which is special. We are a team, we all go together. The truth is that we play excellent football, we are doing well at the moment, we have very clear things, the Our coach transmits us very well and that’s the key,” he analyzed.

Despite the excitement, Asensio has avoided talking about favoritism. The 26-year-old stressed that the defeat gives more confidence and that the squad should follow the same path in the next matches.

“Yesterday’s match confirms and confirms that we must continue on this line, play in this way. A result like this gives confidence for everything to come. We must concentrate on continuing on this line, working. We won’t trust each other because even the Coach doesn’t want to let go,” he said.

Spain are back on the field now next Sunday, when they face Germany, for the second round of the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar. The Germans are bitten after losing to Japan in their opener.

“Germany are a powerful team with great players, they play football very well. We take this situation very seriously. It will give us many problems, it’s a demanding game. Try to win and add the three points,” projected Asensio.

“We must focus on ourselves, not on other selections. Germany is a very important match. We will see it during the World Cup, but have the utmost confidence in us as a team and in what we do,” he concluded.

The Spanish team leads Group E with three points.

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