Marco Asensio’s light begins to go out in Paris. The Balearic attacker landed at PSG during the last transfer market in search of the minutes he could not find at Real Madrid, and the subsequent announcement by Luis Enrique, one of his greatest supporters, as a coach suggested that he had taken the step. . correct.
This was the case until the arrival of the first national team break. Asensio returned injured to the Parisian discipline, and His recovery process took longer than expected.. The expected return to a squad did not occur until November 24, two and a half months after suffering a bruise on his foot in the international match against Georgia.
The Spaniard, however, did not play a single minute in PSG’s rout against Monaco (5-2). Asensio’s non-participation could be understood as a precautionary measuresince the match was more than controlled, but the situation did not improve in the slightest in the next two matches.
Against Newcastle in the Champions League, Luis Enrique turned to Asensio to try to reverse the adverse result, bringing him on in the 82nd minute. Against Le Havre, however, he once again watched the game entirely from the bench. In total, just 8 minutes in PSG’s last three games.
It is still early to judge his situation, since it is likely that he is not at 100% and Luis Enrique chooses not to risk. What is undeniable is that Asensio has fierce competition in attacking positions. Before the injury he had acted mostly as a ‘false 9’, an area in which Mbappé, Gonçalo Ramos and Kolo Muani also act, although playing a different role.