Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has explained why Marcos Asensio took a penalty during his side’s La Liga 1-0 defeat against Mallorca on Sunday.
Asensio missed a penalty as Nacho’s own goal gave Mallorca all three points against Real Madrid.
The result of the match means Real Madrid are five points behind leaders Barcelona on the La Liga table.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Ancelotti gave a reason why Asensio took the penalty and not Rodrygo, he said: “I picked the taker because Benzema, Modrić and Kroos were all off the pitch at that point.
“It was between Asensio and Rodrygo and we thought that Rodrygo might be a little mentally affected from his miss in the World Cup.”