Real Madrid star 'causes stir' with angry outburst on sidelines

Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez
Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez

A Real Madrid star caused a stir with his angry reaction on Sunday when manager Carlo Ancelotti chose to leave him on the bench.

Los Blancos continued their bid to win a second consecutive LaLiga title on the weekend when they eased past Real Mallorca with a 4-1 scoreline.  

This was the Spanish giants fifth win in a row to maintain their 100% start to the  2022/23 campaign.   

However, arguably the biggest talking point after the match was Marco Asensio's reaction to being sent back to the bench after warming up.  

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The 26-year-old had initially been instructed to warm up by manager Ancelotti, but the tactician later changed his mind and brought on Dani Carvajal, Luka Modric and Eduardo Camavinga instead.  

Asensio appeared to be incensed by the change from the Italian coach, throwing his bib to the floor, kicking a cooler box and angrily tossing a water bottle to the ground.  

The tricky winger has only played 17 minutes so far this season, and frustrations over a lack of game time appeared to get the better of him against Mallorca.  

Following Los Blancos' comfortable win, Ancelotti addressed Asensio's reaction. 

"If he's angry, I agree with him," the 63-year-old said of the Spain international, per the Daily Mail.   

"It's normal, it means he wants to play, to feel important.  

"In this period, he has been the player most affected in the squad and I take that into account.  

"I'm totally in agreement with his anger. It's fine."

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The Italian head coach revealed in the most recent transfer window that Asenesio had told the UEFA Champions League title holders he wanted to leave. 

At the time, reports suggested that Manchester United and several other clubs in Europe were interested in his services, but a transfer failed to materialise.

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