20-year-old Real Madrid player Marco Asensio didn’t manage to hold back the tears during his official presentation by Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Described by Vicente del Bosque as Spain's biggest talent, Asensio spoke to the press on Tuesday at Santiago Bernabeu. He could not contain his tears as he remembered his mother, who died of cancer five years ago.
"I'm grateful to the club and to the president Florentino Pérez for their faith in me," he said. "I'll give my all for this shirt. I'd like to thank my father, my brother and my mother, who is supporting me from up above."
Take a look at this deeply moving moment (00:44) :
"I don't feel vertigo. I've come to this club full of hope and wanting to work hard to do as well as possible. I'm ambitious, I want to win everything with Real Madrid," Asensio also said.
"I'm really happy to be here. From the beginning I've wanted to stay. I went in to pre-season with the idea of getting in to the squad and that's how it turned out. I will keep working to get more minutes in the team.
"I had a chat with the coach. He told me to stay calm and to work hard in training. He wanted me to stay and so did I.
"I'm available for whenever he needs me. With the confidence of the coach, I'll try to make the most of the minutes I get and try to do as well as possible."