Rodrygo, year one

Rodrygo Goes This June 18 he blows his first candle as a Real Madrid player. Just a year ago, he was presented at the Santiago Bernabéu after Real Madrid paid for him. 40 million euros to Santos to add another gem to your Brazilianization with young talents from the verdeamarelha. At 18 years old, Rodrygo was engaged for six more with the entity of Chamartín. Their first anniversary together has had everything: a timid start having to adapt in Raúl's Castilla, an irruption when Zidane called him almost nuclear, disintegrating records in white history, the move to the background in the weeks before the Covid-19 pandemic and a 'new' Rodrygo in the return to football. Against Eibar he was a starter together in a trident with Hazard and Benzema. He has returned with traces of being important again in the rotation zidanesca

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From record to record

The rides at Di Stéfano lasted little, to which he returned last Sunday but with the first team. Zidane gave him the opportunity on September 25 of last year and it only took him 95 seconds to score his first goal as a Real Madrid player. The fastest rookie to score for Real Madrid in the history of the League. He also became the third earliest foreigner to see the door in the league competition: Varane (18 years and 152 days), Vinícius (18 years and 206 days) and Rodrygo (18 years and 260 days). “I thank the coach for the confidence,” Rodrygo said simply, more restrained by the microphones than by the ball. But it was his explosive cover letter.

Rodrygo celebrating one of his three goals for Galatasaray in the Champions League.

On November 6, another blow to the table came louder. There, all of Europe began to notice him. He did a hat-trick in Champions to Galatasaray and became the youngest to achieve the perfect hat-trick (goal with the right, left and header). He did it with 18 years and 301 days. He was the second precocious in achieving three goals in the maximum continental competition, only surpassed by an icon and the man who has led him in the white branch: Raul.

But more complicated stretches would arrive without being able to scratch minutes (he was not even summoned to the first three games in February) and Zidane and the club's decision to temporarily go back to Castilla. There he destroyed rivals again (his goal to Sanse He got it in a start from his own field) and some slip of the age that has helped him learn. That was where the coronavirus came and changed everything.

A 'new' Rodrygo

Rodrygo maintains his family stability, his parents and his little sister live with him in his house in Madrid, and does not lose patience. The stop for the Covid-19 was used in preparing to surprise Zidane on his return. According to what AS could know, the Real Madrid pearl continued in the gym that he has installed in his house an intense plan with which he has gained about three kilos of muscle. He wore them against Eibar, especially in the lower body, more muscular. Rodrygo is advancing to become an immovable first team player also next season. It does it like the current one team's third top scorer (seven goals), winning awards ahead of other talents such as Ansu Fati and also being the one with the most market value on the current campus. But while, in this one, aspires to close his first year in white by going back and lifting the League. And who knows if something else.