Many people may still recall the image of a 21-year-old Rodrigo seated in an interview with Ronaldo while sporting the match shirt and boots following Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Switzerland in the Qatar World Cup to advance to the second round.
On their website, FIFA shared a video of Rodrigo’s chat with Ronaldo. That also has to be recalled. In a situation similar to this one, Rodrigo gave Ronaldo’s feet a full-body massage first. Then he massaged his hands once more. It appears as though the Brazilian winger has absorbed some of Ronaldo’s brilliance.
It makes sense to mention the situation again. In Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals Wednesday, Rodrigo scored an impressive goal. When explaining how he managed to achieve such a goal, Rodrigo revealed that Ronaldo’s magic was the key.
How successful was the objective? The game has been going on for 79 minutes. Real was aggressively rushing for the goal with a 1-0 deficit. At that point, Luka Modric sent a quick pass to the attacking third of the opposition. He eliminated two rival players from both sides with his first touch of the ball. then dribbling forward as though no one was in his vicinity.
Rodrigo entered the box and noticed five opponents dispersed nearby. Two approached him to test him. The ball is moved to the left side of the box by Rodrigo. Five players from Atlético advanced, and one of them used the outside of his right foot to kick the ball into the goal.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti received acclaim for scoring such a goal, and journalists questioned him about it after the game. Rodrigo replied, “I don’t remember exactly what happened. I receive the pass from Modric. Everyone informed me afterward that I used the ball to outplay four opponents. Then, using the outside of the boot, I scored the goal.
I love playing in this position, and I’ve been able to accomplish it, Rodrigo continued. In practice, I made an attempt to achieve something similar. I was able to match at last. I learned how to use Ronaldo’s magic today (yesterday). I’m hoping to do it in the upcoming games as well.