Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio reacted angrily after being left on the bench by Carlo Ancelotti in Los Blancos’ 4-1 win over Mallorca on Sunday.
Asensio was asked to warm up by the Italian coach but did not make it onto the pitch and collapsed throwing a bottle and bib and appeared to kick a cooler in frustration when one told him he would be an unused replacement. at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The 26-year-old has fallen out of favor at Madrid and is behind Fede Valverde and Rodrygo in the pecking order for right-sided positions.
Valverde and Rodrygo both started and scored excellent goals on Sunday, with Vinicius Junior and Antonio Rudiger also on target for the champions late.
Asensio has played just 17 minutes in two appearances for Madrid so far this season and is set to leave the club when his contract expires next summer.
Ancelotti revealed afterwards that he had planned to bring in Asensio and striker Mariano Diaz but changed his plans when Madrid scored their second and also due to an injury to right-back Lucas Vazquez.
“If he’s angry, I agree with him,” the Italian said afterwards. “It’s normal, it means he wants to play, to feel important.
“In this period he was the most affected player in the team and I take that into account. I completely agree with his anger. It’s fine.”
Asensio’s situation could alert a number of Premier League clubs, with the Spain international free to negotiate with interested teams from January.