Real Madrid winger Rodrygo reveals that he got the blessing of Brazil legend Pele prior to leaving Santos for the Bernabeu.
Rodrygo has actually exposed that he checked out Pele‘s home to get the Brazil legend’s blessing prior to signing up with Real Madrid
The 19- year-old made his name at Santos prior to signing up with Madrid in 2019, scoring 10 goals in 49 appearances for the club which Pele likewise represented for the huge bulk of his playing profession.
Neymar and Robinho are amongst the other star names to have actually switched Santos for a major European club in the past, and Rodrygo acknowledged that the duo – in addition to Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo – functioned as motivations for him.
” Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Neymar are sources of motivation, they’re 2 players I’m a big fan of. Pele, Neymar and Robinho suggest a lot to me and to my preferred team, too, which is Santos,” Rodrygo informed DAZN.
” Neymar was the one I followed most, however thank God I had the chance to satisfy all 3 of them. Even prior to I came to Madrid, I went to Pele’s home and received his blessing prior to I left. Real Madrid is like Vila Belmiro [Santos’ stadium], a dream for me.
” A dream cometrue Anybody who understands me understands that. My big dream was to play here; I constantly enjoyed thematches I have a very excellent relationship with [manager Zinedine Zidane], he invited me very well.
“He knew the right moment to put me on the pitch and how to prepare for it. He helps me, advises me and tells me where and how to improve. He also highlights what I do well.”
Rodrygo has actually made 18 appearances for Real Madrid up until now, scoring 7 goals and helping 2 more.