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Marco Asensio says experienced players should take responsibility for Real Madrid 'crisis'

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Santiago Solari has been officially named Real Madrid's permanent manager.

The Spanish club confirmed on their official website that the Argentine has signed a contract until 2021 after his impressive role as 'interim' boss.

The former Castilla manager stepped in after Julen Lopetegui's sacking and has delivered what was sorely needed after the club's 5-1 loss to Barcelona.

Solari has won all four games, amassing a goal difference of +13 as well.

All appears to be going well, with Karim Benzema's return to form a huge plus for the new boss.

However, the likes of Marco Asensio and Isco are yet to receive much in the way of game time under Solari.

Isco has played just 51 minutes of football since his arrival, while the highly-rated Asensio has a little more on 91.

Asensio doesn't appear to have won Solari's trust just yet and he may not be the most popular player with fans after his latest comments on Los Blancos' struggles in 2018/19.

When asked about Real's 'crisis' in an interview, he said: "I don't see it as a crisis, it is not for me to lead from the front, there are other players that have been at the club for longer, they are more experienced, have a higher status and it is down to them."

Asensio in action vs Valladolid

You don't expect to hear a player with Asensio's reputation deflecting blame like that.

He may only be 22, but this is a player who's made 67 appearances for Los Blancos since the start of the 2016/17 season, while also making 18 senior appearances for Spain.

The exciting attacker has also scored in a Champions League final.

Asensio shouldn't be taking all the blame, far from it, but a player with his aspirations should certainly watch what he is saying.

Asensio celebrates vs Espanyol

Fans will not like hearing a younger star shying away from responsibility and it's down to Asensio to start asserting himself on the pitch for Real Madrid - not the experienced players.

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