Real Madrid boss Ancelotti praises hat-trick hero Asensio following Mallorca win

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid boss has hailed Asensio over his display and his hat trick goals in their Wednesday’s clash against his former club, Mallorca.

Real Madrid defeated Mallorca in a of 6:1 final score. Asensio clinched a hat trick, making him sixth Spanish player to score a hat-trick for Madrid in LaLiga this century and the first since Alvaro Morata in April 2017.

Benzema opened the score sheet as earlier as the third minute, while Asensio clinched brace before halftime and 10 minutes into the second half, grabbed his hat trick. This is actually the first time he’s playing this season following his injury.

Carlo Ancelotti during a post match conference, praised Asensio while saying that: “I’m lucky to coach this brave team with a lot of quality and players who learn quickly. Asensio played very well. We knew that he can do a lot of damage and they had a lot of quality between the lines, he’s a very good shot taker and he combines very well.

“Asensio has performed very well and during next week he can hopefully score three goals as well. I think this is the position.

“It can be sometimes that if we push with the full-back, defending, he can play more on the outside, but with the ball it’s always the same position because he likes it. When he comes inside he has the ball on the left and he is very dangerous there.”

Ancelotti also praised Benzema’s efforts to carry the club on, saying: “Karim is doing well. He’s scored eight goals and can make you forget that he is playing very well with the team, he gets behind, he contributes to the other players.

“He’s a striker who doesn’t just score goals. He is complete in every way.

“The day when he needs a rest we’ll play [Luka] Jovic, who has been doing really well. Jovic is up against really tough competition, but when he’s played he’s done well.

“He had two chances today and he also played extremely well against Valencia. He’ll play when Benzema isn’t available.” Ancelotti concluded.

Presently, Real Madrid sits on the top of the league’s table, grabbing 16 points already.