NEWS
Tuesday June 18 2019
Rodrygo: I'm prepared to play for Real Madrid Castilla

New Real Madrid forward Rodrygo Goes admits he is prepared to play for the club’s Castilla team next season following his move from Santos.

The 18-year-old has starred with Santos in his native Brazil but has joined Madrid this week after the two club’s struck a €45m deal in 2018.

“I have talked about playing for Real Madrid forever, but if I have to go down to Castilla then I do not have a problem either - I have to be humble,” Rodrygo told Marca.

“Hazard is a player that I always followed. I have had him on the screen photo of my mobile phone, so imagine. And now I will be able to play with him! And with Benzema and Vinicius, who are two phenomenon’s.

“I’m sure I will get very nervous when I met Hazard, but this is something I have to get used to at Madrid.

“Vinicius is a good example for me because he started Madrid at the same as me and has done very well, and like him I am happy to play anywhere.

“My presentation? I guess there will be fewer people than in Hazard's! But I hope there are many fans and they love me very soon.”

Football Italia website