Like Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid can count at the start of the season on the impressive performance of Rodrygo Goes, top scorer on Sunday against Real Mallorca (4-1, fifth day of La Liga).
The lack of Karim Benzema did not prevent Real Madrid from continuing. On Sunday, the Spanish capital club scored its fifth consecutive victory in the Spanish League at the expense of Real Mallorca (4-1, the fifth day of the Spanish League). This success, and the White House of Carlo Ancelotti owes it in particular to Rodrigo Goes. Sided up front alongside Vinicius Junior and Eden Hazard, he maintained the lead in the absence of the French striker, and the 21-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder provided a crucial pass and scored his second goal in three matches in the tournament.
“Rodrygo is comfortable in any position”
The Italian coach, at a press conference, praised the performance of the former member of the Santos Football Club, which the former Paris Saint-Germain coach can count on in the future for his versatility. “We suffered in the first half, not because Hazard was the nine. For the future, I have the same idea, it doesn’t change anything. Rodrygo is comfortable in any position and difficult to score from the wing, and Vinicius understood that too. Eden can play on the right, Rodrygo too. … We’ll see as the matches progress.”
Real Madrid’s director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueño, is full of praise for the international league, who was recruited in the summer of 2019 for €45m under a contract until June 2025. “We have a lot of players and they are all very good. Today, Rodrygo played a great match. His goal was extraordinary, like all the goals we saw today. With his quality, he will help us a lot.” With Merengo, Rodrigo Go played 113 matches in all competitions, against 20 goals.