“Pelé gave me his blessing before signing for Real Madrid”

first_imgBrazilian Real Madrid striker Rodrygo Goes points to his compatriot Neymar and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo as his “sources of inspiration”, but warns that his “hero and greatest inspiration” is his father, while praising the figure of Zinédine Zidane because it is helping him “where and how to improve”.“My greatest inspiration is my father, without a doubt. And, of the players with whom I share the time, Cristiano and Neymar, who are the two that I take as a reference and who are sources of inspiration, two players of whom I am a great fan But as a hero, my father, he is my hero, “Rodrygo says in an interview with ‘DAZN’. And even though he doesn’t play very regularly now, He claims to have “a very good relationship” with Zinédine Zidane. “He received me very well. He knew the moment to get me into the field and how to prepare for it. Today I am in good shape and he is the culprit. He helps me, advises me and tells me where and how to improve, he also highlights what I do well. All this time with him is being very good, “he remarks. The striker too celebrates having been able to debut with the national team from his country, “the great dream of every Brazilian child”. “And I was able to debut against Argentina. I hope to wear the national team shirt more often, I continue to do my job here to be called up. Really, it is the greatest dream for a professional player. The dream of every child is to wear this shirt someday, and I have been able to make it come true, “he points out.Rodrygo made these statements after receiving the award for best young player in the world in the Awards ‘NxGn 2020’, awarded by ‘Goal’, and before soccer stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I think this award will motivate me a lot, it gives me a lot of confidence and I hope that good things happen, that I continue to play very well this season,” he wishes.center_img Asked for three referents of Brazilian soccer such as the legendary Pelé, Neymar and Robinho, the young attacker recognizes that the three “represent a lot” for him and for Santos, his “favorite” team. “Neymar was the one I followed the most, but thank God I had the opportunity to meet the three of them. Even before coming to Madrid, I went to Pelé’s house and received his blessing before I left,” he confesses.“Real Madrid is like Vila Belmiro (the Santos stadium), a dream come true for me and anyone who knows me knows it. My big dream was to play here, I always watched the games, “stresses Rodrygo, who describes his first goal as Real Madrid player as” a very emotional moment. “He will always remain in my memory,” he admits of scoring against Osasuna when he barely had a minute in the field.last_img

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