The real Madrid It is the only team in the five major leagues that maintains full points in all competitions, giving continuity to the great closing of last season where they lifted the UEFA Champions League title. And one of the proper names that is standing out the most in these early stages is Rodrygo Goes.
Rodrygo Goes, the ideal replacement for Karim Benzema
Rodrygo is a footballer who stands out for his ability to stand out, both in breaking and in support, and his technical quality when performing multiple technical gestures: controls, passes…
Before him Atletico Madrid, the Brazilian generated chaos in the defensive line made by Diego Pablo Simeone. The center-backs did not detect his movements, both to appear between the lines and to attack his back. His presence made it easier for his team to position themselves in the rival field and generate danger despite not having their main offensive star. Vinícius and Federico Valverde are support pieces due to the depth they offer from the flanks plus their impact on the scoreboard.
His performance and evolution have become a solution to Carlo Ancelotti’s main problem: The absence of Karim Benzema. The Frenchman did not have a guaranteed substitute on the squad, due to the low level of Mariano Díaz and Eden Hazard, so his absence was an important “but” at a competitive level for the team.
Rodrygo is in one of the best moments in his stage in the merengue team. His individual qualities have made him a vital piece for the rotation both for the right winger position and for the center forward position, being the footballer who has the best conditions in the squad to replicate what Karim Benzema does. Will he earn a starting spot when the Frenchman returns?