Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his desire to keep midfielder Marco Asensio at the club amid reports of interest from other clubs. Speaking to the media, Ancelotti praised Asensio’s abilities and said that he hopes the player will stay at Real Madrid. The comments come as speculation continues to grow about the future of several Real Madrid players ahead of the summer transfer window.
Ancelotti also commented on the situation of Eden Hazard, saying that they had not spoken much but he was available for the player if he needed to talk. Hazard has struggled with injuries since joining Real Madrid in 2019 and has been linked with a move away from the club.
Ancelotti returned to Real Madrid as head coach in June 2021, replacing Zinedine Zidane. The Italian coach has been tasked with rebuilding the team and returning them to the top of European football after a disappointing season last year. Real Madrid has a rich history of success and is known for its high standards, making the task a challenging one for Ancelotti.
The coach’s comments about Asensio and Hazard suggest that he is focused on keeping the core of his squad together while also making necessary changes to improve the team’s performance. Real Madrid has a talented squad of players and will be looking to compete for domestic and European titles next season.