Real Madrid attacker Rodrygo Goes has talked to the club’s TV channel in an interview, where he discussed Real Madrid’s chances of fighting for the 2020-2021 La Liga title and other topics now that the rest of the squad is on national duty.
“Everybody is seeing that we fight until the end in every match. Real Madrid’s badge indicated that we are going to fight until the end, no matter how many points behind Atletico or Barcelona we have, we always fight,” said Rodrygo.
When asked about the Champions League, where Real Madrid will face Liverpool in the Quarterfinals, Rodrygo seemed aware of the fact that it won’t be an easy tie.
“Liverpool will be a very tough opponent, we’re all training hard now for what’s ahead and we’re hoping we can advance to the next round. Every match is important but in this moment of the season the matches are crucial. It’s a different feeling which makes us want to play and perform well, these are special games for sure,” he explained.
Rodrygo believes that this current FIFA break is not good for Real Madrid, who had gained some momentum in recent weeks, completing good performances against Atalanta and Celta.
“This week without games is a bit bad for us because it stops the momentum and groove we were carrying, but at the same time it gives us days to train hard and gain confidence so that we can be even better. I hope we can keep performing well when we’re back, we never give up,” explained the attacker.
Rodrygo suffered a serious hamstring injury this season but he’s now fully recovered and ready to contribute and make an impact. The young player revealed that it was tough for him to miss those many games.
“Now I’m very happy, but all that time being out was hard. I couldn’t stand being out without playing and watching the games on TV. I was getting upset even, but now I’m happy and working everyday to be better. The toughest thing to do is getting your confidence back, everything else is easier,” he said.
Rodrygo concluded the interview by answering a question about what coach Zinedine Zidane wants him to do when he’s on the pitch.
“Zidane tells us to press high but stay organized, the same for the defenders. It’s better to press high because that way we’re closer to their goal and don’t have to run 50 meters to defend, it’s better for everyone,” concluded the attacker.