Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Asensio has a history with manager Luis Enrique. The former Real Madrid player played for the 53-year-old while with the Spanish national team. While the club level can be different, Asensio knows what to expect.
Three matches into the Enrique era, PSG has one win with two draws. After a slow start in which the capital club scored one goal in 180 minutes, the offense exploded for three goals against RC Lens, including Asensio scoring his first with the French club.
“He’s a coach who wants us to have the ball, to absolutely recover it when we don’t have it, with strong, very high pressure in the opposing camp,” Asensio said on beIN Sports (h/t Canal Supporters).
“It’s very intense for us. He is a coach who demands a lot from his players. But when you see the group, you stick to their game vision. [It’s] an attacking game based on possession. We always want to attack.”
Enrique has two matches (along with the international break between the contest pair) to prepare his squad for the UEFA Champions League. PSG will welcome Borussia Dortmund on Sept. 19 to the Parc des Princes.
PSG is in a challenging group, so Enrique must prepare his squad for home and away contests. Any slip-up could be costly, but it seems the team trusts Lucho that his tactics will get them to where they want to go.