Rodrygo: “We have a great dressing room, we are friends”

Rodrigo Silva de Goes (21 years old) enjoys the rest of the warrior after a hectic end to the season in which the young Brazilian has been enthroned by the Madrid fans, especially by that magical night lived against City at the Bernabéu. AS was able to chat with him while he rests with his family and friends on the sunny beaches of Brazilto take stock of a course that he will never forget and that will surely mark a before and after in his career at the club of his dreams.

“It has been the season that I have dreamed of on an individual level, but even more so on a collective level. The team has once again shown that Madrid is the best club in the world, on and off the pitch, with the best possible coach and a wonderful squad. It has been the perfect season.” He is proud of the Triplet achieved by Ancelotti’s team (Champions League, Spanish League and Super Cup).

Rodrygo went viral in the parade of the league celebration when they appeared in that iconic photo with Ancelottismoking a cigar and wearing dark sunglasses, along with Militao, Vinicius and Alaba. “The secret of this winning team is that we have a great locker room. We’re actually friends.”

Even so, and despite his resounding saving double against City at the Bernabéu, there is one facet in which the player from São Paulo knows he can and must improve. In his 108 white games, since he arrived for 45 million euros in 2019 from SantosRodrygo has put his signature on 18 goals and 18 assists. This has been his most prolific course against the rival goal, but The curious thing is that of his 9 goals, five have been in the Champions League (only four in the League). “I know I can score many more goals,” he says, showing that at his age he knows that his room for improvement is indisputable.

The fact that this has been his best season since he arrived in Madrid is not by chance. “This year I knew it was key for me and since January I planned a job in tune with the club, with which we have achieved the objectives set”. Rodrygo hired a personal trainer and since January he had two hours of individual work at his home in Madrid, apart from the daily work in Valdebebas under the orders of Antonio Pintus.

In fact, Rodrygo gave up traveling during the Christmas break, invited his best friends to accompany him to the capital and took the opportunity to visit El Prado, get to know the snow of the Madrid mountains and soak up the city where he hopes to live for many years. The role of his father, a former soccer player who protects all his movements, and the discipline of the Paulista in his diet and rhythm of life have done the rest.

The world Cup. Logically, both for Rodrygo and for the rest of the players in his country the appointment of Qatar is special for the meaning that the canarinha has among the crooked Brazilian. Despite the great competition that Rodrygo has for the attacking line in Tite’s plans, he is very excited about the football summit in November and December: “After an incredible season at my club, my dream now is to defend my country in the next World Cup.

However, Rodrygo is aware of everything that lies ahead in the white shirt in a season that promises great emotions, with theto dispute Champions League, Copa del Rey, European Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and Club World Cup. “We know that we have a huge challenge ahead of us. At Madrid you always go out to win and we’re going to fight for the six titles at stake”.

Speaking of the eternal debate on how Madrid has been able to conquer the 14 and the voices that insist on minimizing the merit of what Ancelotti’s troops have achieved, the young Brazilian striker has a very clear formula, with a statement that will be highly applauded by all Madrid fans: “Madrid wins by game and by heart ”. Difficult to explain it better.

Days go by and the Paulista continues to rest and recharge his batteries in his country, dotting the well-deserved break with different social and charity events to which he attends as a claim, given that in Brazil his popularity has skyrocketed after his saving goals against Chelsea and City, which have laid part of the foundations of the 14. In mid-July will return to work. The Super Cup against Eintracht (August 10), next stop.



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