‘I love Madrid… the climate, the way of life. If I can, I’ll stay here for good’: Real Madrid’s new sensation Rodrygo says he is keen on long Bernabeu career after blistering start to life in La Liga
- Rodrygo has scored five goals in six matches to start his Real Madrid career
- He admits that he is keen to stay at the Bernabeu ‘for good’ and he loves Madrid
- Rodrygo takes another big step this week as he joins up with Brazil’s senior side
- Tite heaped praise on Rodrygo and says he plays like he’s 25 or 26 – and not 18
Real Madrid’s newest superstar Rodrygo has admitted he is eyeing a long Bernabeu career after a flying start to life at one of the world’s biggest clubs.
The 18-year-old netted on his debut against Osasuna just seconds after coming off the bench, and last week saw him score the perfect hat-trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League.
In all, he has five goals in six matches in a Real Madrid shirt, and has now revealed that he sees himself staying in the Spanish capital for the foreseeable future.
Rodrygo has enjoyed a blistering start to life at Real Madrid and is keen to stay for a long time
Rodrygo celebrates with his team-mates after netting one of his three against Galatasaray
Rodrygo spoke to AS and says he wants to stay at Real Madrid ‘for good’
‘I’m really happy with the way I’ve started at Real Madrid,’ he told AS this week. ‘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.
‘I haven’t really had much adapting to do, 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 Sao Paulo. If I can, I’ll stay here for good.’
Rodrygo’s rapid rise to the top reaches the next level this week as he prepares to make his bow for the Brazil national team against Argentina and then South Korea.
He flew with his club team-mates Casemiro and Eder Militao to Abu Dhabi for the two matches, where Brazil coach Tite is eager to work with him.
Speaking last year, the boss noted: ‘When you see him play, he looks like an experienced player of 25 or 26 years of age.
‘The maturity and calm he has is incredible; the way he reads the game, you’d think he was a veteran.’
Tite (right), the Brazil coach, says that Real star Rodrygo plays like he is 25 or 26 years of age
Rodrygo has netted five goals in his first Real Madrid games, despite being just 18 years old