Asensio began the 2017-18 season strongly, scoring in each legs of the Supercopa de Espana conquer Barcelona, however struggled to retain a spot in Zinedine Zidane’s star-studded aspect.
The 22-year-old signed a six-year contract, which reportedly features a €700 million (£616m/$816m) buyout clause, on the Santiago Bernabeu final September, however has been linked with a close-season swap to Anfield.
Asensio got here off the bench in Spain’s World Cup win over Iran and the 2-2 draw in opposition to Morocco on Monday – a outcome that despatched them by to the final 16 as Group B winners – and says the nationwide workforce is his sole focus in the intervening time.
Requested about Liverpool’s curiosity, Asensio stated: “That is one thing within the information however I am very targeted within the World Cup.
“When it ends, we are able to speak about that sort of factor. I am very targeted right here in Russia, on the nationwide workforce and performing nicely right here.”
David de Gea has come underneath intense scrutiny after an error gave Cristiano Ronaldo his second objective of their opening draw, and has gone on to concede 5 targets from six photographs on targets.
Nevertheless, Asensio is assured the Manchester United goalkeeper will show why he’s broadly thought-about to be probably the greatest in his place.
“I see him calm. He could not do rather more on the targets [against Morocco],” he stated. “The nationwide workforce keeper is a really demanding position, however he’s greater than ready.
“He’s prepared and he’s calm and I am certain we’ll see the kind of performances he has beforehand proven for the rest of this World Cup.”
Spain’s marketing campaign was thrown into turmoil once they sacked Julen Lopetegui simply two days earlier than their opening match, the coach having agreed to hitch Madrid lower than 24 hours beforehand.
Fernando Hierro was put in as his alternative for the competitors, and Asensio thinks the adversity has introduced larger cohesion to the squad.
“We went by a bizarre scenario that no one anticipated and that might have affected us a bit. However we talked it by, we needed to stay united, a World Cup is just each 4 years and is essential for us,” added Asensio.
“Each sport is a brand new problem, it is extremely tough to beat any workforce and that’s what we’re seeing.”