Gerard Pique says Barcelona are not in the best moment as a team or a club following their 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday (16 August) in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Marco Asensio, as it happens, is a very special player indeed.
It was a controversial call by referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxa, for replays suggested that there had been contact made by Barcelona Samuel Umtiti, which contributed to Ronaldo losing his balance.
"This team has hunger and every time we play it shows", added Zidane. "All the support and solidarity (to) the family and friends of the victims", he wrote on Twitter.
He found his way back via hometown club Utrera and then Real Betis, helping the Verdiblancos back into the top flight.
"It bothers me and it bothers all of us".
Sometimes though, that talent is undeniable.
Asensio did something rather similar in the first leg too and Zidane rewarded him with a starting berth ahead of Gareth Bale for the second leg.
Now Ronaldo will have a few more weeks to prepare for the season. The Uruguayan striker suffered the injury in the second half of the Super Cup final. "It's going to be a difficult season".
The German does everything to such perfection that the rare blemish does stand out.
Often outspoken towards the Blaugrana's deadly rivals, Pique resigned himself to admitting his team's inferiority to Zinedine Zidane's men, last night.
Real kick off their La Liga season with an away visit to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday evening. The live match will be telecasted on SkySports Football and ESPN. Vazquez displayed superb dribbling in tight spaces, which usually ended with great crossing. Suarez also hit the post with a diving header after Navas had saved from the Blaugrana No. 10, as the Catalan side looked to regain some pride.
"But at the same time this is football".
The bookings at the Nou Camp were for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal to make it 2-1 and for a dive.
What separates Asensio from the other players in similar situations to him - Munir and Paco Alcacer at Barcelona, Borja Mayoral and, to an extent, Mateo Kovacic at Real - is how match-ready he is right now.
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"The goal from Marco [Asensio] was fantastic".
"The team has real talent and hunger". He led the Spanish league in scoring with 40 goals in 2015-16.