Rodrygo, the talisman

first_imgIt was not little, as was evident this Tuesday, when Goal gave him the 2020 NxGn award. The award, won in previous editions by Jadon Sancho or Justin Kluivert, crowned him as the best U19 in the world after a vote in which 43 journalists from around the world took part. Despite the bad and worrying situation, Rodrygo is doing well with the coronavirus. When the pandemic sent everyone to confine himself, the Brazilian was at his lowest in Madrid at the time, more protagonist in Castilla than in the first team, the scenario for which Zidane met with him. Now, this period of impassive It helps to measure what has been achieved in just a few months. Although perhaps the most interesting fact about Rodrygo, especially for the superstitious, is another: Neither Madrid nor Castilla have lost to him in eleven. With Zidane he has started 11 times, with 8 wins and 3 draws; with Raúl he has started 3 times, with 2 wins and 1 draw, and adding 2 goals. And with the aim of keeping that undefeated, he works at home for when everything returns to normal. 27 Scorer and amuletBehind the trophy are the numbers of a player who has managed to adapt to Europe. The Madrid shield, with which he has not weighed He has given two assists and of which he is his second highest scorer. He has scored 7 goals, the same as Ramos and 12 fewer than Benzema’s 19. And your average, somewhat every 144 minutes, outperforms both. Only Brahim (every 85) and Mariano (every 65) improve that average.last_img

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