Rodrygo Goes, a Star is Born

Rodrygo Goes, a Star is Born


Only 18 years old and Rodrygo Goes has become already in the best hope for Real Madrid supporters. The Brazilian is the second youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League and he is breaking every record since his first appearances in the team. Now no one could dare about sending him to Castilla or to the bench, as the attacking line with Hazard-Benzema-Rodrygo looks immovable.

Rodrygo starting the season playing for Castilla but his first appearance against Osasuna, he’s fixed in the line-up. Rodrygo has goal and Real Madrid missed this skill. So far, he found the net twice in La Liga -Osasuna and Leganés- and the three goals scored against Galatasaray. But not only goals, he’s giving assists, participating in the game and fighting for every ball.

Now, Spanish press is saying that Rodrygo is the new Pelé, the new star for Real Madrid. It´s still very soon, so we have to be patient, especially having the experience of Vinicius Jr. last year. However, the comparison between Rodrygo and Vinicius is unfair but inevitable. Rodrygo seems that he’s been playing in Europe his whole life and doesn’t feel nervous while playing at Bernabéu. Perhaps Rodrygo is the star Florentino Pérez was looking for signing so many youngsters in the last years.

His way of playing is very mature and his skills towards the opposite goal is great. Against Galatasaray he scored the perfect hat-trick: one goal with the left foot, another with the right and a header. Especially good was the first one, controlling the ball with the chest and crossing it close to the post with the left foot.

The press, the club and the coach should protect him by not adding more pressure on Rodrygo Goes. He just arrived to Europe and he’s very young, so more good things are yet to come, but he needs more experience. In addition, his success shouldn’t crash with Vinicius performance, who still need more time to polish his skills.