Real Madrid’s Brazilian superstar Rodrygo is brimming full of confidence after bursting onto the scene at the Bernabéu and has revealed he is loving life in the Spanish capital.
Rodrygo caught the headlines with a hat-trick in Real’s 6-0 rout of Galatasary earlier in November, becoming the second-youngest player in Champions League history to achieve that feat.
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18y, 301d RODRYGO v Galatasaray (tonight)
18y, 340d Wayne Rooney v Fenerbahce (Sept 2004)
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It was a sign of how quickly the teenage sensation has settled down to life with Los Blancos and even the player himself is surprised by the whirlwind start he has made.
“I’m really happy with the way I’ve started at ?Real Madrid,” Rodrygo told Spanish newspaper ?AS.
“It couldn’t have gone better. Everything has gone really well. Things have moved even quicker than I expected, and hopefully, I can continue in this vein.”
The Brazilian has also revealed how Real teammates Marcelo, Casemiro, and
Real’s wonderkid has also told of how much the city reminds him of his native S?o Paulo and that he plans to make Madrid his home for many years to come.
“I haven’t really had much adapting to do,” he added. “Because the Brazilians who were already here have given me all the support you need when you go to another country.
“And Madrid…I love Madrid! The climate, the way of life…it reminds me a bit of São Paulo. If I can, I’ll stay here for good.”
The 18-year-old is currently away with Brazil on international duty and, despite his tender years, he is confident of competing with the likes of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesús for a starting berth.
“I’m really excited to be here,” he said. “I’m going to work hard to get an opportunity and hopefully the gaffer decides to play me. I’m raring to go.”
It’s Rodrygo’s first call up to Brazil’s senior squad but he looks set to make his bow in either Friday’s game against Argentina or Tuesday’s match-up with South Korea.