Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says getting Ronaldo back is a relief

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Speaking to Spanish radio ahead of the Champions League group stages, Asensio spoke of the praise he had received from Zidane.

They showed they are no pushovers last season when they knocked Athletic Club Bilbao out of the last 32 of the Europa League.

"I'm so proud to play for this club not just because of who they are, but for what they have done for me personally, also I love the fans and they have been fantastic".

"I don't know how much I'm worth..."

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Zinedine Zidane has rejected suggestions Real Madrid are dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo following a stuttering start to its defence of La Liga in the Portuguese star's absence. "We have Karim but he's not available, and we have Gareth... we'll manage with the players we've got and we'll do it well, I'm convinced of that". He will play tomorrow but we'll be without him again on Sunday.

Ronaldo's return boosts Real's attack after a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Levante on Saturday, their second successive home draw which left them trailing early Liga leaders Barcelona and Real Sociedad by four points.

But Ronaldo has played only twice in all competitions so far this season due to suspension and Atletico Madrid defender Filipe does not believe the Portugal star has done enough either side of his purple patch to justify claiming football's top individual prize. "No, not really, because I'm very happy here".

"I was chatting to him for a while, then he passed me on to the national team coach, who told me he wanted me at all costs".

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