The 21 year old who's made an impressive start to the season with four goals in six games in all competitions for Madrid also recalled Barcelona's interest in him as a teenager.
"Filipe Luis rejected suggestions the 25-year-old had left Barca for financial reasons, telling Spanish football magazine Panenka: ", he said.
He unleashed a left-footed thunderbolt to help Madrid beat Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup last month and the Spain global claims his club manager has likened him to their bitter rivals' biggest star.
Asensio has now revealed that, after a training drill, manager Zinedine Zidane described his fine left-foot as the best he has seen since Messi's.
Asensio has already netted on his debuts in all of La Liga, the Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, Champions League and European Super Cup.
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"Zidane told me that since Messi, he had never seen a left foot like mine", he told COPE.
"I have a lot of faith in Mayoral, he is young and eager to play", Zidane said.
"We all thought it was unusual that Barcelona could not keep him but he is a great player and will be fantastic for them".
'If I would go to PSG? "However, at the end the following winter I joined Real Madrid", Asensio added. Madrid may have to be patient in order to break them down, although with Ronaldo no doubt keen to show what they have been missing without him, they should get their campaign for a third successive Champions League off to a smooth start.
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